Slavery in the Appalachian Mountains: A Talk by Wilma Dunaway


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Posted at 7:28am on November 14, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

The Honors College, Southern Studies Minor Program, and the Department of History Present:

Slavery in the Appalachian Mountains

Wednesday, April 18th, 6 pm 
Appalachian Hall room 161

Professor Emeritus Wilma Dunaway of Virginia Tech University will give a lecture on her voluminous research on Slavery in the Appalachian Mountains.

A native of Tennessee, Professor Dunaway employs her interdisciplinary background to offer a multi-perspective view of slavery in the Appalachians. Dr. Dunaway was invited to give the Distinguished Alumni Lecture at the University of Tennessee, where she graduated with three degrees as a first-generation college student from a racially mixed familial background. Her critique on the region includes her complex familial history along with her early Civil Rights activism in the Sixties as a student and later as an activist and scholar.

For more information email Dr. Louis Gallien at or call x07806