Fitzhugh Brundage To Speak at Barton College’s BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History

Brundage FitzhughWilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Fitzhugh Brundage as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21. Dr. Brundage’s lecture will address the question “Is Southern History Still a Front in the Culture Wars?” The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall and is open to the public free of charge. Sponsors for the evening include BB&T, the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College, and the Wilson County Historical Association.

Dr. Brundage is the William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of Graduate Studies in UNC’s Department of History. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Harvard. His books include “The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory” (2005), “A Socialist Utopia in the New South: The Ruskin Colonies in Tennessee and Georgia, 1894-1901” (1996), and “Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930” (1993), which won the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians and the Elliot Rudwick Award from the University of Illinois Press. Dr. Brundage has received grants from the American Philosophical Society, the Virginia Historical Society, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a recipient of the E. Merton Coulter Award from the Georgia Historical Society and is a popular speaker in the OAH’s Distinguished Lectureship Program.

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


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