Speaker Series: Celebrating a Tercentennial: Northeastern North Carolina and the Pivotal Year of 1919

Celebrating a Tercentennial: Northeastern North Carolina and the Pivotal Year of 1919

Join us Saturday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. for “Celebrating a Tercentennial: Northeastern North Carolina and the Pivotal Year of 1919” by Dr. Glen Bowman of Elizabeth City State University.

The tercentennial was the 300th anniversary of the first Africans brought to the original 13 colonies. This was a regional event that include many counties in northeastern North Carolina and that included a visit by the governor and visits to the area by prominent African Americans who were known nationwide, like Kelly Miller from Howard University. This region was unique in that the anniversary was even recognized.

Sponsored by the Bias Speaker Series, a light reception will be served from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Glen Bowman is Professor of History at Elizabeth City State University. Originally from suburban Philadelphia, he has been at ECSU since 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in History at the University of Minnesota. In 2015 he published Elizabeth City State University, 1891-2016: The Continuity of a Historical Legacy of Excellence and Resilience. All royalties from this book have gone to the ECSU Foundation. From March 2015 until December 2016 he wrote a weekly Sunday column for the Daily Advance on ECSU history. Formerly Chair of the History and Political Science Department as well as Director of International Programs, Dr. Bowman speaks regularly and enthusiastically at community gatherings about the history of African-American education and of Elizabeth City. He can be reached at gcbowman@ecsu.edu.

The Bias Speaker Series is supported by the John H. & Frances Lane Bias Foundation, Inc. (The Bias Foundation), in collaboration with the Town of Duck. The series will offer presentations throughout the year by educators, scientists, and community leaders on a variety of topics. All events are free and open to the public.