Events are listed chronologically and, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public.
The Extraordinary History of the Lumbee Indians
Thursday, June 4 at 10 am
Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, the leading expert on the remarkable and controversial heritage of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, will talk about the group's history and its fight for federal recognition. Herself a Lumbee whose family stretches more than ten generations deep in Robeson County, North Carolina, Dr. Lowery uncovers fascinating elements of Lumbee culture in their ongoing struggle for recognition, exploring foodways, tales of murder, their relation to other races, and their importance to American national identity. With degrees from Harvard, Stanford, and Chapel Hill, Dr. Lowery is a noted historian and filmmaker who serves as Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.