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John Henry Bias: Financial Success in a Time of Great Prejudice and Depression
November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us Friday, November 16, 2018 as Dr. Glen Bowman presents the story of John Henry Bias, Charles Jenkins, and Henry Hargraves and their investment in what would become the Town of Duck. This lecture is the first in the Bias Speaker Series.
A light reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. for attendees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.