Dr. Greg Hecimovich, 2024-2025 Hutchins Family Fellow and Professor of English at Furman University, will describe his extraordinary research journey to document the life and literary accomplishment of Hannah Bond, who escaped enslavement in North Carolina and subsequently wrote, using the pseudonym “Hannah Crafts,” what scholars consider to be one of the earliest novels written by an African American woman.
Former U.S. Representative Steve Diehaus (D-OH) and USG Chancellor Emeritus Steve Wrigley will engage in a lively discussion about empowering citizens and government in the areas of democracy, political engagement, and institutional resiliency. Light reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Event parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck.
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