April 03, 2012
Dr. John Inscoe delivers Appalachian Heritage Week keynote address April 12 at 7 p.m.

Thursday night, April 12th, Lees-McRae College presents renowned scholar and author Dr. John Inscoe from the University of Georgia who will deliver the Appalachian Heritage Week keynote address, "Appalachia in Black and White: The Myths and Realities of Race in the Southern Highlands." He will present his program in the Stafford Room of Carson Library on the Lees-McRae Campus beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Inscoe, who received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has written several books on Southern Appalachia, including Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian South and Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina. He is a popular lecturer and scholar who has published widely in history journals and presented programs at conferences and lecture series.

Lees-McRae invites the public to this free lecture as part of Appalachian Heritage week sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia. For information contact Meghan Wright at 828 898-8729.

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