Spring 2010 Alumni Luncheon

Please join us at the LIS Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, May 1, in the Virginia Dare room at the Alumni House at UNC-Greensboro. Registration begins at 11:30 with the luncheon and business meeting at Noon. The menu will be an Italian Pasta Buffett, salad, breadsticks, tea, and tiramisu cake.

David Cecelski, Ph.D.

David Cecelski, Ph.D.

Our speaker this year will be Dr. David Cecelski. A lover of libraries and librarians, David Cecelski will present this year’s Cora Paul Bomar lecture. Dr. Cecelski is an independent historian and writer who has taught at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University. A native of Craven County, he received his PhD from Harvard University. In his lecture, “Love in the Archives: the Search for Abraham Galloway”, Dr. Cecelski recounts his journey through the nation’s archives and libraries to uncover the extraordinary story of a fugitive slave, Union spy, and African-American political leader.

Dr. Cecelski is the author of a number of books on Southern history, including Along Freedom Road: Hyde County, North Carolina, and the Fate of Black Schools in the South; A Historian’s Coast: Adventures Into the Tidewater Past; Waterman’s Song: Slavery and Freedom in the Maritime South, as well as co-editor of Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy and William Singleton’s Recollections of My Slavery Days. He edits the popular oral history series, “Listening to History,” for the Raleigh News and Observer.

The cost of the luncheon is $25 per plate, $10 for current MLIS students. Please RSVP to Jeff Stabnau at jeff.stabnau@syngenta.com or (336) 632-7570. Free parking is available near the Alumni House and behind the Weatherspoon Art Gallery.

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