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Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series
2014-2015 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture
"The Good Lord Bird: Faith and American Slavery"
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4:10 p.m.
Author, musician, and screenwriter James McBride will present the 2014-2015 Harry Howard Lecture on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. in the Sarratt Cinema. McBride received the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for The Good Lord Bird, a fictionalized account of a young boy born a slave who becomes involved with John Brown's anti-slavery crusade. In addition to his lecture, McBride's Good Lord Bird Band will perform nineteenth-century U.S. gospel music. A reception and book signing will follow the event.
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 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.