Shepherd Brown Bag Lecture April 5

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    KatherineA Resident Mountain Yogi & Willis Impersonator Administrator Writer

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    Brown Bag Lecture April 5

    Please note that the venue for this Wednesday's Brown Bag Lecture (4/5) will be in Erma Ora Byrd Hall Auditorium!

    Wednesday, April 5 - Brown Bag Lecture at 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - "A White Historian Confronts Lynching" at ERMA ORA BYRD HALL AUDITORIUM

    In June 2015, when Susan Strasser heard about the murders of nine members of a bible study class at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, she was preparing to get together with many of the people she sang "We Shall Overcome" with during the early 1960s. As a 15-year old white girl, Strasser stood on the National Mall in 1963 and heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. describe a dream that was hers, too. Her goal is to delve deeper into these crucial chapters of American history than most of us usually do. She believes that history offers a way for us to become honest with ourselves and her aspiration is to be of service to others who, like her, are grappling with our contemporary issues of race and racism. Strasser is a Richards Professor of American History Emerita at the University of Delaware. She has also taught at The Evergreen State College, George Washington University, Princeton University, the Bard Graduate Center, and (as Fulbright Senior Lecturer) at the Free University of Berlin. Her work has been supported by the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations, the German Historical Institute, the Harvard Business School, the American Council of Learned Societies, Harvard's Bunting Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Cultures of Consumption Programme, University of London. The New Yorker has praised Strasser for "retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life." The event is free and open to the public. Contact Karen Rice at (304) 876-5135

    "Celebrating 5 years of lifelong learning..."
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