Black American Studies
Curtis Wilkie Reading and Lecture
Black American Studies kicks off its lecture series with Curtis Wilkie. Wilkie is a journalist, retired professor, and historian hailing from Greenville, Mississippi. He wrote for the Boston Globe from 1975-2001 after which he returned to Mississippi to join the Ole Miss journalism faculty. He has since retired from Ole Miss in 2020. Most of Wilkie's career has been focused on politics and issues related to social justice. Mr. Wilkie will be joining us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. We hope you join us for night with an incredible guest. For questions about joining the Zoom meeting, please contact Lydia Carr.
Dr. William H. Turner Lecture and Book Signing
Black American Studies is proud to partner with Appalachian Studies to bring Dr. William H. Turner to ETSU. Dr. Turner will discuss his new book, The Harlan Renaissance, an intimate remembrance of kinship and community from the treasured son of one of the most successful and diverse coal camps in Appalachia's history.
Dr. Turner is the preeminent chronicler of the Black experience in Appalachia. His many honors include: Kentucky’s 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Person of the Year, membership in Kentucky’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame, and the Appalachian Studies Association Lifetime Service Award.
Book signing to follow, with copies available for purchase.
The event will take place on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Cave.