Barton College Heritage Lecture to Feature Historian Karl Campbell on Tuesday, Feb. 18

WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome historian Dr. Karl Campbell as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Wilson County Historical Association.

Dr. Campbell’s lecture is titled “Was 2012 a Turning Point in North Carolina History?” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend.

An associate professor of history at Appalachian State University, Dr. Campbell teaches North Carolina and recent United States history. Originally from Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Warren Wilson College in Asheville and his Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Campbell’s book, “Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers,” won the North Caroliniana Society Book of the Year Award for 2007. He has also published articles on civil rights, civil liberties, and North Carolina political culture.

In 2002, one of his articles won the Connor Award for the best article published in the North Carolina Historical Review.

The ASU College of Arts and Sciences has honored Dr. Campbell with membership in its Academy of Teachers, and, last year, the graduate school recognized him with the Transforming North Carolina Research Award.

He is currently editing a collection of essays tentatively titled “North Carolina Revised: Towards A New History of the Old North State” and has begun work on a biography of former North Carolina Governor Luther Hodges.

Dr. Campbell lives in Seven Devils with his wife, the Reverend Kathy Campbell, pastor at Crossnore Presbyterian Church.

For additional information about the program, please contact Dr. Jeff Broadwater, Department of History and Social Sciences, at 252-399-6443 or email: