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Lecture: “Lunsford Lane of Raleigh: Blackness, Manhood, Slavery, and Freedom in Antebellum America”

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Pricing info: $16 Public; $11 Members

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Ticket Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-lunsford-lane-of-raleigh-by-craig-friend-tickets-32125488200 Event: Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on "Lunsford Lane of Raleigh: Blackness, Manhood, Slavery, and Freedom in Antebellum America" by Craig Friend


Time: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00pm


Location: 160 South Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC (at the corner of Hargett St.), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.


Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH's educational programming and site preservation.

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: joellane@bellsouth.net

Craig Friend digs more deeply into the familiar story of Lunsford Lane, born a slave in 1803 Raleigh. He purchased his freedom in 1835 and that of his family in 1842. Attendees are encouraged to read the "Narrative of Lunsford Lane," available online at http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/lanelunsford/lane.html

A lecture on "Lunsford Lane of Raleigh: Blackness, Manhood, Slavery, and Freedom in Antebellum America" by Craig Friend will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605, or go to the Eventbrite web site. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

Craig Thompson Friend is professor of history and director of public history at NC State University. He has written two books on the early history of Kentucky and has edited collections on masculinity, the family, and death culture in the American South. He is currently working on a biography of Lunsford Lane.

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Joel Lane Museum House
Sun, May 7 at 2pm-2:30pm

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