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2024 Wicker Endowment Lecture: Malinda Maynor Lowery

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Historian, author, and filmmaker Malinda Maynor Lowery on “The Lumbees’ Long Fight to Reimagine Democracy.”

Malinda Maynor Lowery is a historian and documentary film producer who is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. In July 2021 she joined Emory University as the Cahoon Family Professor of American History, after spending 12 years at UNC-Chapel Hill and 4 years at Harvard University. Her second book, The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, was published by UNC Press in 2018. Lowery has also published essays in the New York Times, Oxford American, and Daily Yonder. She produced the Peabody Award-winning A Chef’s Life (PBS, 2013-2018) and Somewhere South (PBS, 2020), and other award-winning programs, as well as Sundance Film Festival entries Real Indian (1996) and Sounds of Faith (1997). Lumbeeland, her latest short film project, is scheduled for release in 2024. Learn more about her work at https://www.malindalowery.com/

Exhibit on view now

Also participating in the program are Jennifer Revels Baxter, Executive Director of Guilford Native American Association (GNAA), the state’s first urban Indian organization; Dr. Greg O’Brien, chair of the Department of History at UNC Greensboro and co-editor of The Native South: New Histories and Enduring Legacies (University of Nebraska Press, 2017); Nora Dial-Stanley, Chair of the GNAA Board of Directors; and Stephen Bell, American Indian Education coordinator for Guilford County Schools. Scuppernong Books will have copies of The Lumbee Indians available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Free program.  Presented in partnership with Guilford Native American Association and UNC Greensboro Department of History.

The John Floy Wicker Endowment supports Greensboro History Museum’s public programming with an annual event. Wicker was a Greensboro architect whose works include Friendly Shopping Center and Page High School.


April 11
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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