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Civil War Expert Hermina Glass-Avery Speaks, Oct. 20

  • Published: October 17, 2011

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Fran Gonzales at 585-389-2073

Civil War Expert Hermina Glass-Avery Speaks, Oct. 20

Nazareth College is hosting a lecture by Dr. Hermina Glass-Avery that is sure to be an enriching and interesting event for Nazareth College students, faculty, and community members alike. Hello, Massa! Bottom Rail on Top Dis Time will reflect on the crucial role African Americans played in the Civil War, a topic that  has been greatly enhanced due to Dr. Glass-Avery’s research. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Public History. The event will take place on October 20, from 7:00 to 8:30p.m. in Linehan Chapel. For more information, contact Fran Gonzales, Executive Secretary of Multicultural Affairs at or 585-389-2073.

Dr. Hermina Glass-Avery is the CEO and principal researcher at Heritage Row Partners, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this prestigious position, Glass-Avery has served as the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University, the African American Programs Assistant at Georgia State Historic Preservation Office, and a member of the Arts & Remembrance Committee at Coalition To Remember 1906 Atlanta Race Riot Act. Also an experienced public speaker, Glass-Avery conducted research for the National Park Service in which she produced the report, “The War of Jubilee: Tell Our Story and We Will Come”. Today, Glass-Avery utilizes her valuable research in both public engagement and lectures.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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