Johnson C. Smith University is excited to host a one-day conference titled "From Slavery to Freedom in the North Carolina Piedmont." The conference will take place on Friday, March 30, 2012 on the JSCU campus in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
The conference will showcase discussions of both slavery and freedom in North Carolina before and after the Civil War by scholars, students, archivists, as well as local historians.
Between panels, Dr. John David Smith will give the keynote address at the luncheon. John David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the author of several important works in Southern history including An Old Creed for the New South: Proslavery Ideology and Historiography,
1865-1918 (2008) and the forthcoming Seeing the New South: Race and Place in the Photographs of Ulrich B. Phillips.
The conference is free and open to the public. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided; RSVPs are required.
Please RSVP to Dr. Brian Madison Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-378-1165.