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Wednesday, March 29    |    2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Dr. Linda Beatrice Brown

Daughters of Harriet

Lecture & dialogue with author, scholar, and activist about the role of Black women in the freedom struggle—“the daughters of Harriet Tubman”

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If on campus, join us in the Student Union’s Popp Martin Theater

Linda Beatrice Brown is the author of three novels and numerous poems, plays, short stories, and essays. Her latest novel, Black Angels, a novel for young people, is set during the Civil War. 

A retired professor of African American Literature, Linda graduated from Bennett College in 1961 where she took part in the historic Greensboro sit-ins. Her 2013 book Belles of Liberty grew out of her life-long decision to speak out for justice and equality and to teach about the participation of Bennett women.

Linda’s latest book is a collection of poems entitled A Mother Knows Her Child, focused on the Mother of Jesus. A second collection, Something of His Mother to Rememberwas published in 2016.  Linda’s latest book, published in 2021, is a collection of poems that were written during the first year of the Covid pandemic, entitled The House of Gratitude.

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Co-sponsored by UNC Charlotte's Center for the Study of the New South, Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies, Department of Africana Studies, Department of English, Women + Girls Research Alliance, Women’s & Gender Studies, and the Romare Bearden Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Grant Collaboration Opportunities

Interested in grant collaboration (NEA, NEH, NIH, or others, based in New South studies)? Contact us and join our Fall meeting!


Would you like to take a look at a digital download or buy a copy of a Center publication, based on our First Annual Community Book Club in April 2017?
If so, follow the link to check out Why Does No One in My Books Look Like Me? TOBE and Ongoing Questions about Race, Representation, and Identity…/why-does-no-one-in-my-books-loo…/

Thanks to UNC Press Office of Scholarly Publishing Services, Atkins Library, the Charlotte Teachers Institute, and the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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