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Slave Narratives with James Shields and William Andrews
June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
A special peformance by James Shields as Frederick Douglass, followed by a conversation with William Andrews, author Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony 1840-1865. Get your copy of at Scuppernong Books!
How to Watch
Meeting ID: 869 0798 5143
JAMES SHIELDS is the Director of the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning at Guilford College, where he earned his undergraduate degree in History and African American studies. His interest in the Underground Railroad dates back to his days as a student of noted Guilford professor Dr. Adrienne Israel. For over 15 years he has given numerous presentations on the Underground Railroad to local schools and civic groups. James also serves as one of the lead guides for Underground Railroad tours conducted on the Guilford College campus. He is well known for his work as an actor and director in the drama produced by Snow Camp Outdoor theatre, Pathway to Freedom which depicts the local history of the Underground Railroad. His latest project is a one man show depicting the life of Frederick Douglass.
WILLIAM L. ANDREWS is E. Maynard Adams Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also served as Chair of the Department of English and later Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities. His most recent book is Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865 (Oxford University Press, 2019). A co-editor of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Bill Andrews has authored or edited more than 45 books on a wide range of African American literature and culture. In 2018 the American Literature Society of the Modern Language Association conferred on Bill the Jay B. Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in the study of American Literature.