For release: February 18, 2013
For press information, contact Jennifer Schnabel, 901-678-8210
Dr. Beverly Bond, associate professor of history and Dunavant Professor of African-American
History at the University of Memphis, will explore the search for family in the aftermath
in the Civil War. She will present “Help Me to Find My People: Researching the African-American
Past” on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Ned McWherter Library, Room 225.
The Special Collections Lecture is free and open to the public.
Bond will refer to Heather Williams’ new book Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery and connect her theme with pop culture references found in television programs, novels
like Leonard Pitts' Freeman, and films such as Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
She also will discuss the availability and relevance of primary sources in the University
Libraries’ Special Collections department.
Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage.
For more information, contact Jennifer Schnabel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-8210.