Norfolk State professor, author to speak for Black History program

Published 11:01 am Thursday, February 7, 2013

FRANKLIN— In honor of Black History Month, Paul D. Camp Community College’s Student Government Association will present “The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on the Region and the Emergence of the Schools.”

The free program will take place 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the Technology Theater at the Regional Workforce Development Center. Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, professor of history at Norfolk State University, will be the speaker.

Also an author, Newby-Alexander’s books include “Black America Series: Portsmouth,” “Hampton Roads: Remembering Our Schools,” “Voices from within the Veil: African-Americans and the Experience of Democracy,” and “An African-American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads.”

She has co-authored a book on the history of blacks in Norfolk, which is due to be published soon.

Newby-Alexander is director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the African Diaspora at NSU.

She earned the 2012 University Professor Award at NSU for her work in scholarship and community service and was recognized by American Legacy magazine for her work in teaching African-American history.

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