This coming Monday morning I will speak in Martinsville, VA to the Friends of the Blue Ridge Regional Library And the following day will appear on a local cable interview hosted by library director Hal Hubener. On May 20 I will repeat the same presentation in Halifax to the Friends group there, the community where I worked until a few weeks ago. It will be at 7:00 PM at the Halifax Public Library.
I will be a presenter at the 12th Melungeon Union at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. The program has not been scheduled but the dates for the two day event are June 27 and 28. Since the conference theme is resistance to oppression, my topic will be chapter 9 of Pell Mellers, “Class War.” It concerns the motives for Unionism and Republicanism among whites in 19th century eastern North Carolina.