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UNC’s Dr. Reginald Hildebrand to Present Lore Lecture for Historical Society

Dr. Reginald Hildebrand
Dr. Reginald Hildebrand

The Meanings and Representations of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamations

Dr. Reginald Hildebrand of UNC Chapel Hill will present the New Bern Historical Society’s annual Richard K. Lore Lecture  Sunday November 10, 2013 at 2pm at the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.  His topic will be “The Meanings and Representations of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamations”. As, 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this is a very timely subject. In this talk he will offer some historical context for the Proclamations, and present a critical assessment of the Preliminary Proclamation that was issued 100 days before the final document. The talk will conclude with a discussion of some images of Emancipation created by sculptors, painters, and illustrators including Edmonia Lews, Thomas Ball, Francis Carpenter, and Thomas Nast.

Dr. Reginald Hildebrand is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of THE TIMES WERE STRANGE AND STIRRING: METHODIST PREACHERS AND THE CRISIS OF EMANCIPATION (Duke University Press, 1995). His research focuses on the period of Emancipation and Reconstruction, although he is currently working on a collection of essays entitled “Engaging Blackness: Body, Mind, and Spirit; the Perspectives of Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Howard Thurman.”

This, the seventh annual Richard K. Lore lecture is presented in honor of the long time New Bern Historical Society Historian. Admission is free to the public, but seating is limited to 200.  For more information, call the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558.

Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society