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20 Feb
Southern Journey: The American South in 1790-2020
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

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Humanities

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Faculty, Graduate Students

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Southern Journey: The American South in 1790-2020

Join us as we welcome Dr. Edward L. Ayers for a lecture at the Humanities Center.

Edward Ayers is Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond. Dr. Ayers has been named National Professor of the Year, received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and won the Bancroft Prize for distinguished writing in American history.

Ayers is one of the cohosts for BackStory, a popular podcast about American history. His newest book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America, has received the Lincoln Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Gettysburg College.

There will be a small reception afterwards.

Wednesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.

Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602
Fifth Avenue at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15260