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County of Terror: Alamance in the 19th Century
May 21, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Jaki Shelton Green
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ALEX ALBRIGHT examines the reign of terror the Klan brought to Alamance County to undermine political gains by black people after the Civil War. The family of NC poet laureate JAKI SHELTON GREEN lived in Alamance at the time and suffered the white riotous rage.
ALEX ALBRIGHT A Graham native and UNCG alum, Alex taught for 37 years in the English Department at East Carolina University, where he founded the North Carolina Literary Review and served as director of creative writing. His 2013 book The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy was a finalist for a Montaigne Medal. He has received the R. Hunt Parker Award for contributions to North Carolina literature, the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, and, with his wife, Elizabeth, the Brown-Hudson Award for preserving folk and community traditions. He and Elizabeth operate Fountain General Store near their home in Fountain, North Carolina.
JAKI SHELTON GREEN ninth NC Poet Laureate, teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. She is an Academy of American Poet Laureate Fellows, author of eight books of poetry, and recently appointed as the Poet Laureate in Residence at the NC Museum of Art.
BRIAN LAMPKIN is an owner of Scuppernong Books and one of the founders of the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival. He is the author of The Tarboro Three: Rape, Race, and Secrecy and performs with the band The Difficulties.