Dr. Freddie Parker Discusses Slave Control in N.C. during Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series

Tryon Palace’s monthly African American Lecture Series will return to the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

Retired North Carolina Central University professor Dr. Freddie Parker will present a lecture entitled, “Racial Indoctrination, The Slave Code, and The Patrol: The Mechanisms of Slave Control in North Carolina, 1715 to 1865.” Parker will discuss the efforts made to control the slave population in North Carolina through enacting and revising the Slave Code and the patrol system between 1715-1865.

The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series offers a free, new program on the third Thursday of each month. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall and are free, thanks to a generous donation from the Harold H. Bate Foundation. Special hearing devices are available if needed. Contact Tryon Palace 48 hours in advance of the performance to make arrangements.