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The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History has just announced that Professor Vincent Brown will be the invited speaker for the first annual Dr. Genna Rae McNeil Black History Month Lecture. Dr. McNeil retired in 2021 after a remarkable 36 years teaching in the Department of History at UNC. A scholar of African American history and U.S. social movements, Dr. McNeil wrote or co-edited a half dozen books on these topics.

The inaugural McNeil Black History Month Lecture will feature Dr. Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African American Studies at Harvard. Dr. Brown has written extensively on revolt and power in the world of Atlantic slavery. He also helped produce documentary films on these topics.

Dr. Brown’s talk will be at the Stone Center auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on February 22, 2023. You can RSVP for the event here through the Stone Center’s website.

You can also watch the lecture from Dr. Vincent Brown’s lecture on the Stone Center’s YouTube page here.

Please join us and the Stone Center in congratulating Dr. McNeil for this honor and taking the time to celebrate her many scholarly accomplishments.

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