As part of the African American Family Documentation Initiative, the Southern Historical Collection at UNC's Wilson Library will host an exhibit of photographs, letters, and documents from the newly acquired Lewis Family Collection. J.D. Lewis was one of the state's first African American broadcasters, starting with WRAL radio in the 1940s and moving to WRAL-TV when the station went on the air in December 1956.
The Lewis Family Collection is the centerpiece of Southern Roots, Enduring Bonds: African American Families in North Carolina, which will run March 20 through July 1, 2012.
With remarks by: Yvonne Lewis Holley, daughter of J.D. Lewis; Reginald F. Hildebrand, UNC professor of history and African and Afro-American studies; Joshua Davis, recent Ph.D. in history at UNC; and Geoff Hathaway, performer on “Teenage Frolic”
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012
5:00 p.m. Exhibit viewing, 4th floor
5:30 p.m. Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room (main floor)
Researching African American Family History Workshop
Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wilson Library, main floor
Events are free and open to the public. For information, contact:
Friends of the Library