NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 21, 2017
Tryon Palace will host “Revisiting the Civil War and the Role of African Americans,” a lecture featuring Dr. David Dennard and Dr. John Haley. The free lecture will be held in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Dennard and Dr. Haley will discuss the social, political and military aspects of the Civil War as they relate to African American history and in the establishment of “A New Birth of Freedom” for the nation.
Dr. Dennard specializes in the social and cultural history of the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He holds a B.S. from Fort Valley State College, an M.A. from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. As a former director of both the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research and the African American Studies Program, he has worked extensively with museums and historic sites in North Carolina and is affiliated with several current boards and organizations.
Dr. Haley served in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1974. His service included four overseas tours, two of which were in Vietnam. After the service, Dr. Haley taught military history, Asian history, the Civil War and U.S. History at various North Carolina colleges. Dr. Haley was instrumental in organizing the Centennial Commemoration of the 1898 Wilmington racial violence.
This lecture is part of the monthly African American Lecture Series organized by Tryon Palace.