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NCCU Thorpe Memorial History Lecture Set for Oct. 15

Dr. Stephen G. Hall

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) welcomes Stephen G. Hall, Ph.D., a fellow at the National Humanities Center, for the Earlie E. Thorpe Memorial Lecture on Oct. 15.

Hall will discuss “A Family Story: Leila Amos Pendleton, Black Internationalism and the Politics of Black Representation” at 2 p.m. in the Hubbard-Totten Building Auditorium on campus.

Hall is serving as a fellow at the National Humanities Center for 2017-2018 academic year. He has taught at Alcorn State University, Ohio State University and Central State University. In 2009, his book, A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America, was published  by the University of North Carolina Press.

His lecture subject, Leila Amos, was born in 1860, was educated in the public schools of Washington, D.C., and taught there before marrying Robert Lewis Pendleton in 1893. She published several works of short fiction and non-fiction, including the 1912 A Narrative of the Negro that focuses on the intellectual and political accomplishments of African-Americans.

The Earlie E. Thorpe Memorial Lecture honors the former History Department chair who taught at NCCU for 27 years. Thorpe published several important works of history, including The Mind of the Negro: An Intellectual History of Afro-Americans in 1961 and Black Historians: A Critique in 1971.

Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, there will be a reception in Edmonds Classroom Building, Room 201B.


Published: Monday, October 09, 2017
by Senior Writer and Editor, Renee Elder
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