John K. Hale Lectures Series: "Facing Freedom" with Daniel Thorp
Venue: Giles County Historical Society Museum, Pearisburg
Organizations: Daniel Thorp
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
The Giles County Historical Society Museum continues the John K. Hale Lectures Series with a lecture featuring author, historian and Virginia Tech professor Daniel Thorp on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Daniel Thorp will give a lecture on his latest book titled "Facing Freedom: An African-American Community in Virginia from Reconstruction to Jim Crow".

Daniel Thorp was born in North Carolina, but spent the early years of his life in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. After high school, Thorp returned to North Carolina where he went on to graduate from Davidson College in 1976. During his college years he spent summers as a guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park, inspiring him to continue the study of history. He went on to complete graduate work in Colonial American history, ultimately earning both a Masters and a Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Daniel Thorp has been teaching at Virginia Tech since 1986, and is now an Associate Professor of History. He has also taught at East Carolina University and Sutherland University in England and spent six months as a Fulbright Scholar in Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of multiple books and a number of articles.


Admission is free and all are welcome.

The museum is located at 208 North Main street in Pearisburg, VA.

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