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Durham County Library and Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics Present Jim Crow Wisdom

Program: Jim Crow Wisdom: A Conversation with Jonathan Scott Holloway and Mark Anthony Neal
Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library and Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics will host Dr. Jonathan Scott Holloway, Yale University Professor of History, American Studies and African American Studies, for a reading from his book Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

In Jim Crow Wisdom, Holloway weaves intimate personal and family memories into his analysis of broad social, cultural and political phenomena. He explores race memory from the beginning of the modern civil rights era to the present. Duke Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal will lead a discussion with Professor Holloway after the reading. A book signing and light reception will follow.

A limited number of free copies of Jim Crow Wisdom will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth Street for participants in the Forum for Scholars and Publics discussion. Copies are also available at the library.

This program is co-sponsored by Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org or dukefsp.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Duke University’s Forum for Scholars & Publics is a place where scholars and various publics – local, national and global – can interact and intersect to generate greater exchange between the university and the broader world.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov


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