Preyer Lecture with Dr. Willie J. Griffin: "Progress Under Pressure: Fighting Jim Crow in the Queen City"
Dr. Willie J. Griffin, staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New South, will deliver the fall 2019 Preyer Lecture.
Dr. Griffin is a civil rights scholar, educator and Charlotte native. He was previously assistant professor of African American history at The Citadel. He holds a doctorate in U.S. history from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he produced a groundbreaking biography of Trezzvant W. Anderson, an unsung Charlotte native, journalist and remarkable national civil rights figure. Dr. Griffin also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in history and African American studies from Morgan State University and Morehouse College respectively.
Parking for the event will be in the North Parking Deck.
Thursday, October 10 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274