Alice Dunbar-Nelson to be Honored at Delaware Historial Society Event This Month

0 Posted by - August 4, 2020 - Black History

Via online video conference later this month, Dr. Jesse Erickson will share his research on the life and writings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935), a lifelong activist, educator, and orator.

Originally from New Orleans, Dunbar-Nelson moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1902 and taught at Howard High School and Delaware State University. She was a co-editor of the “Wilmington Advocate,” a progressive black newspaper. Dunbar-Nelson was also a prominent artist of the Harlem Renaissance. The talk for this event is pre-recorded and will be followed by a Q&A.

Jesse Erickson holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from UCLA. He is currently the Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware.

This program is also co-sponsored by the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage in Wilmington, Delaware. It is partially funded by a grant from Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register to attend this event here.

Source: The Delaware Historical Society

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