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Historic Hope’s 29th Annual Black History Month Lecture & Lunch

February 25, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Historic Hope is Celebrating Black History Month

This year’s Black History Month Lecture & Lunch will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 am at our Roanoke Chowan Heritage Center.  We have another exciting program planned.

Our first lecture is “Plantations, Fields and Churches: Challenges of Writing African-American History under Slavery” with Dr. David Ballew.

Dr. David Ballew is a professor of history at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC where he lives with his wife, Jurate. His teaching and research interest include African-American history and folklore and the influences of Horror fiction and movies on American popular culture.

Our second lecture is “What Stories have been Untold or Under-told” with Michelle Lanier.

Michelle Lanier is a folklorist, documentarian, and teacher, as well as NC’s first African-American director of the Division of State historic Sites. Michelle has reflected on the issues that the land and it’s people have witnessed. She is a graduate of Spellman College and holds a graduate degree in Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michelle has taught for the last 20 years at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies.

Both lectures are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration & Coffee begins at 9:30 am.

A Lunch Buffet is available from 12:30 – 1:30 pm for only $15 per person. You must register in advance for the lunch no later than February 19th by calling 252-794-3140 or emailing us at info@hopeplantation.org.

Black History Month 2023



February 25, 2023
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Historic Hope
132 Hope House Road
Windsor, NC 27983 United States
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