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Dr. Pete Daniel Visits WFU

Pete-imageby Aimee Mepham, Program Coordinator, WFU Humanities Institute

Dr. Pete Daniel is a distinguished historian and former curator of the National Museum of History at the Smithsonian Institution. Daniel is past president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. He specializes in the history of the twentieth-century South, and has curated exhibits that deal with science, photography, and music. Dr. Daniel is the author of seven books, several of which have received prominent awards. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wake Forest University. His visit and lecture series are sponsored by the Wake Forest Department of History and also made possible by generous support from the American Ethnic Studies Program, Humanities Institute, Office of Sustainability, Reynolda House, Department of Art, and the Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus.

Dr. Daniel will be presenting a series of interdisciplinary lectures on the WFU campus February 24-28. Here are the event details:

Discrimination against African-American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
History Engagement Series
Public Lecture
Monday, February 24, 4:00 p.m.
Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Breaking the Land: The Transformation of Piedmont Tobacco Culture since 1875
Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.
Reynolda House
Members/Students free, Non-members $5

Discussion of Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s
History 391: Honors Seminar
Wednesday, February 26, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Tribble Hall B 116
**By Special Request Only**

Want to Know More About Today’s History Profession?
Informal Discussion with Historian Pete Daniel, Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta
Wednesday, February 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Tribble Hall B 116
All Interested Students Welcome!

Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South
Interdisciplinary Environmental History Discussion with Students, Faculty, Staff
Discussion of Toxic Drift
Thursday February 27, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Mandelbaum Reading Room, ZSR Library
Chapter 2 “Poisoning” of Toxic Drift available to WFU Community at WakeSpace: http://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/39155

History Department Faculty Seminar
Informal discussion about the field of history and opportunities for public history
Friday, February 28, 3:00-4:30 pm
**By Special Request Only**

Click here for more information on the Department of History and the History Engagement Series.