If your history classroom experience as a teen is a dim, boring memory, you may develop renewed interest at a lecture entitled,"What You Did Not Learn in High School."
Learn about black jockeys who ruled the Kentucky Derby more than 100 years ago. Imagine the angst of a runaway slave who hid from her sexually oppressive master by living in an attic crawlspace for years. Hear evidence of a successful black entrepreneur in Philadelphia who hired a diverse pool of workers before the Civil War.
The Harvey Gantt Center and Wells Fargo present collector Bernard Kinsey with WFAE's Mike Collins and Dr. Tom Hanchett of the Museum of the New South in a revelation of significant but untold stories of African American life since the 1600s at the Knight Theatre on Monday, September 9, 2013.
Kinsey's lecture will provide long ignored but fascinating historical facts in what promises to be an enlightening evening. A discussion will follow as Collins moderates and Dr. Hanchett provides his learned input.
Immediately following the discussion, which starts at 6 p.m., a reception, book signing and tour of the Kinsey Collection exhibition will be held across the street from the Knight Theatre at the Harvey B. Gantt Center at 8 p.m.
Admission is $20. Visit the Gantt Center website to purchase tickets.