Scholar of Black history to speak at annual Humanities Lecture

Buies Creek– Dr. Vibert White, Jr., director and associate professor of Public History at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, will deliver the annual Anne T. Moore Humanities Lecture, sponsored by Campbell University’s Department of Government, History and Justice. White will speak in Harris Teeter Auditorium in the College of Pharmacy and Health Science’s Maddox Hall on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

 A graduate of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla., White received a Master of Arts in American history from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in American history from Ohio State University. He is the author of the books “Inside the Nation of Islam” and” “Pullman Porters of Winter Park, Florida” and has been a contributor to the National Urban League’s “The State of Black America” report. From 1994-2002, White served on the White House Commission on Travel and Tourism and was a governor’s appointee to the Florida State Historical Advisory Board. In 2003, White was appointed to the African-American Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. by Senator Patrick Fitzgerald, and he served on the Illinois Governor’s Commission for African American and Hispanic Affairs. From 2004-2005, White served as an appointee of Governor Jeb Bush on a commission dealing with Haitian American Affairs.

The title of White’s presentation is “The Search for Lost Black Towns: New Approaches to the Study of Ethnic History.”