BIRDSBORO PA – An interactive lecture on the significance of Black History Month, presented by Dr. Teresa Gilliams, will be held Feb. 10 (2013; Sunday) beginning at 2 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
Gilliams’ lecture, titled “What’s Necessary About Black History Month: Is America Really Post-Racial?,” will attempt to create a conversation about what the term ‘post-racial’ implies in today’s society. She relies in part on anecdotes, observations, and definitions to outline the historical framework concerning the social construct of race in America.
Gilliams is an associate professor of English at Albright College, where she teaches a number of courses on African-American literature. She is a 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow.
A donation of $2 per person is suggested for those who attend. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided. Self-guided tours of the historic area, and guided tours of the Boone House, will be available throughout the afternoon.
The homestead is the birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, born in 1734. Constructed in three stages throughout the 18th century, it is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and located on 579 acres of rolling countryside halfway between Reading and Pottstown.
For more information, call 610-582-4900.
Photo from Albright College