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Harry Howard Lecture with James McBride, October 2, 2014, 4:10 p.m. Sarratt Cinema

The 2014 Harry Howard Lecture will be presented by author James McBride who received the 2013 National Book Award for "The Good Lord Bird." In addition to McBride's talk about his award-winning book, his band will perform gospel music from the John Brown era which is the setting for his novel. Reception and book signing to follow.

The Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series was established in 1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lecture honors Harry C. Howard Jr. (B.A., 1951) and allows the Warren Center to bring an outstanding scholar to Vanderbilt annually to deliver a lecture on a significant topic in the humanities.