2021 Program

Friday, 26 March 2021
Virtually hosted by Elizabeth City State University

9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Michael Kennedy, High Point University
North Carolina Association of Historians President

Farrah J. Ward, Elizabeth City State University
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

10:00 am – 11:15 am Session 1

Session 1A (Moore): Black Freedom Struggles

The Curious Life of Princess Quango Hennadonah Perceriah: Creating an Emancipated Identity
Adrienne Berney, NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Harriet Jacobs as Heroine and Mother
Tamara Hill, Fort Valley State University

Built by William: Slavery and the University of Alabama
Hilary Green, University of Alabama

Moderator: Latif A. Tarik, Elizabeth City State University

Session 1B (Bias): Roundtable: Fighting for Control of Coastal Carolina, 1861-65

Andrew Duppstadt, North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites (chair)
Jaime Martinez, University of North Carolina, Pembroke (moderator)
Derrick Brown, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site
Chris Meekins, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

11:30 am – 12:45 pm Session 2 

Session 2A (Moore): Politics, Power, and Culture
Student Panel

Fashion and Symbolism in Portraiture of Queen Elizabeth I
Anne Baldwin, High Point University

Margaret Thatcher’s Visit to Yugoslavia and Macedonia in September 1980 and Its Implications on Political Issues of the Time
Luka Pavikjevikj

Eugenics Movement in the United States
Alyssa Bennett, High Point University

Moderator: Jarvis Hargrove, East Carolina University

Session 2B (Bias): African-American Schools

The Negative Impact of Sharecropping on Schooling for African Americans in Edgecombe County, North Carolina: 1965-1970
Kelvin Spragley, North Carolina Wesleyan College

Bertha Maxwell-Roddey: Charismatic Advocacy, Educational Activism, and Community Building in Desegregation-Era Charlotte, 1969-1996
Sonya Ramsey, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Moderator: Hilary N. Green, University of Alabama

12:45 – 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Session 3 

Session 3A (Moore): Politics and Competition in North Carolina

“A Commanding Position for”: Competition for Wireless Stations on the North Carolina Coast, 1901-1919
Thomas Jepsen

The Kitchin Dynasty: Power and Politics in North Carolina
TImothy Reagin, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Building Better Beans and Better Genes: Better Baby Contests at the North Carolina State Fair
Jessica Brabble, Virginia Tech

Moderator: Melinda Pash, Fayetteville Technical Community College

Session 3B (Bias): War and Memory

Not Quite a War Story: Lou Glist in India and China, 1945-1946
Gael Graham, Western Carolina University

War Monuments, Prussian Sculpture, and the Iconography of Moses Ezekiel’s Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery
Robert Brown, University of North Carolina, Pembroke

The Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, and the Memory of Confederate Victory
Eric Medlin, Wake Technical Community College

Moderator: Dorothea Hoffman, Appalachian State University

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Session 4 

Session 4A (Moore): Global Connections and Movements

Carolina Sunset, Cuban Sunrise
Eric Walls, East Carolina University

Slavery By Another Name: Chinese Indentured Labor in Latin America and the Caribbean
Dorothea Hoffman, Appalachian State University

The Orlando Plan: Saving Volos, Greece
Lisa Camichos, Hickory High School

Moderator: Jingbin Wang, Elizabeth City State University

Session 4B (Bias): Religion and Culture from Cape Fear to Calcutta

Havell’s Defending of Indian Art and Culture
Nicholas Brothers, Western Carolina University

News Photographs that Weren’t: The Early News Photography of Ben Dixon MacNeill
Stephen Fletcher, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Speaking in Tongues: The 1911-1912 Glossolalia Controversy in the N.C. Cape Fear Conference of Original Free Will Baptists
Alan Lamm, University of Mount Olive

Moderator: Charles V. Reed, Elizabeth City State University

5:00-5:45 pm NCAH Business Meeting (Moore)

6:00-7:00 pm Keynote Address (Moore)

Dr. Melissa N. Stuckey, Elizabeth City State University

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