March 19: Women’s History Lecture with Michelle Lanier at Historic Stagville

Michelle Lanier and Historic Stagville site signage

Michelle Lanier and Historic Stagville site signage

“Her Eyes Have Seen the Glory: African-American Women and the Dreams for Freedom,” an upcoming Women’s History Lecture by longtime Center for Documentary Studies instructor Michelle Lanier, focuses on African American women from North Carolina with a particular emphasis on freedom seeking and freedom dreaming. This event is free and open to the public. Due to the content, the recommended audience is high school aged students and adults.

Her Eyes Have Seen the Glory: African-American Women and the Dreams for Freedom
Women’s History Lecture with Michelle Lanier
March 19, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Historic Stagville (Directions)
5828 Old Oxford Road, 
Durham, North Carolina

Lanier uses her background as an oral historian and folklorist to connect communities around North Carolina’s rich cultural resources and to grow the future of African American heritage in the state. She directs the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the Traditions and Heritage Program of the North Carolina Arts Council and has been an instructor at CDS since 2000, where she brings the ethical issues of public history and documentary work into the classroom. Lanier’s work with Gullah communities, which she began at Spelman College and completed through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Curriculum in Folklore, paved the way for her to become one of North Carolina’s liaisons to the federal Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. 

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