Scholars & Scones: Black and White: The Story of Harriet Harshaw and "Squire" James Alfred Dula
Winner of a North Carolina Society of Historians' 2013 Robert Bruce Cook Family History Award, "Black and White" is the history of a western North Carolina family that was divided along lines of race from its inception, but which is now coming to grips with and embracing its diversity. Hear the inspiring story of a forbidden relationship between a slave and her master that defied logic and convention and created a legacy that endures to the present day.
Leslie Dula McKesson is an author and educator who serves as Dean of Business and Public Services at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina. She completed her bachelors degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel and is a candidate for a doctorate in Education from Appalachian State University. She is married with four adult children and 13 grandchildren.
The talk will be accompanied by locally roasted coffee from Hatchet Coffee Company and locally baked goods!