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College of Arts and Sciences


20th Annual Robert Smalls Lecture

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00am

Location: Campus Room at Capstone

Speaker: Thavolia Glymph, professor of history and African and African American studies at Duke University

Professor Glymph is a historian of the 19th century US South specializing in gender and women’s history, slavery, emancipation, the Civil War and Reconstruction. She has published several books including her most recent, “Women at War: Race Gender and Power in the Civil War.”

Topic: Reconstruction’s Open Sore: The Promises and Perils of How We Write and Remember History

About the Lecture: Begun in 1997 under the leadership of visiting professor Andrew Billingsley, the lecture series is named for daring Civil War hero and Congressman Robert Smalls. Some previous speakers have included historian John Hope Franklin, poet Nikky Finney, painter Jonathan Greene and Congressman James Clyburn.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the African American Studies Program


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