Hiding Slavery in Plain Sight: George Moses Horton and the Unsung Founders
February 18, 2014
Tim McMillan, Senior Lecturer of African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies
George Moses Horton, the first black person published in the American south (and this before he was literate) is one of the best known black North Carolinians of the ante-bellum era and at the same time he is still virtually unknown. Tim McMillan, leader of the popular UNC “Black and Blue” tour of African-American impact on UNC, will introduce us to this underappreciated figure of UNC’s history and reveal the intersection of his legacy and the memory of slavery at UNC.
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.
Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.
Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to Foster’s Market
Monday – Saturday: 9-9