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2013 Meeting Programs

May 2nd Program Details
Featured Speaker: Dr. David S. Cecelski
"Love in the Archives: The Search for Abraham Galloway"

Durham author and historian, Dr. David S. Cecelski, will be the featured speaker for the May 2 meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. The title of his presentation is "Love in the Archives: The Search for Abraham Galloway". His program will focus on his research into the brief life of slave and Smithville native, Abraham Galloway, for Cecelski's 2012 book, The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War. Galloway's significant role in the emancipation struggle later influenced the modern civil rights movement.

A native of the North Carolina coast, Dr. Cecelski received his education at Duke and Harvard Universities. He has written extensively about history, race and culture in the American South with a special focus on the North Carolina coast. In addition to The Fire of Freedom, his other books include The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina, Along Freedom Road: Hyde County, North Carolina and the Fate of Black Schools in the South and An Historian's Coast. Cecelski has also co-edited Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy (winner of an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavis Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights) and William Henry Singleton's Recollections of Slavery Days. He has also been a past regular contributor to Coastwatch magazine and the Raleigh News and Observer. Dr. Cecelski's career has also included a number of distinguished visiting professorships at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University.

The meetings of the society are open to the public. Guests are cordially invited to join with the society members to hear this presentation, to be given at 6:30 P.M. on May 2, 2013 in the large conference room at R. H. Thornton Library in Oxford.


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