Dr. Brandon Winford: “Black Activism in the Mid-Twentieth Century South”

East Carolina University, the African and African American Studies Program, the Department of History and the Office and Equity and Diversity will welcome Dr. Brandon Winford on February 25, 2020 for a guest lecture titled: “Black Activism in the Mid-Twentieth Century South.”

Dr. WinfordDr. Brandon K. Winford is an assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a historian of late nineteenth and twentieth century United States and African American history with areas of specialization in civil rights and black business history. Winford is the author of John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights (University Press of Kentucky, 2020). He is from Mooresville, North Carolina and received his B.A. and M.A. in history from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, as well as his Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Winford is the cofounder of the Fleming-Morrow Endowment in African American History, named in honor of two pioneer black professors in the UTK College of Arts and Sciences. Winford is the recipient of the 2019 Junior Diversity Leadership Award from the UTK College of Arts and Sciences. He is currently working on a book manuscript about the history of black banking in the New South since 1865, which considers black banks as critical arteries wherever they existed in black communities across the region. These institutions were in short supply relatively speaking but proved critical to thriving local economies. Moreover, they were valuable resources in facilitating black consumerism, entrepreneurship, homeownership, and institution building so black people could participate in areas of the economy previously closed off to them.

Main Campus Student Center, Room 253
Feb. 25, 2020
3:00 PM

*For Further Information Please Contact: Dr. Jarvis Hargrove (252) 328-1035 or hargroveja19@ecu.edu

*This event is free and open to all members of the Greenville Community, Pitt Community College and East Carolina University Campus