Jeri Board
"Historical Conciousness: Giving Voice to Social and Political Activism
in Modern American Fiction"

Wednesday, October 11, Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Jeri Board is the author of The Bed She Was Born In. Set in eastern North Carolina,
her novel is an account of five women, three black and two white, each struggling
with the harsh realities of gender, race, class, and custom in the South during the
era between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War II. Ms. Board
will discuss how writers, artists, and musicians create an awareness of issues
with results that sometimes lead to social, political and economic reforms.

Ms. Board grew up in Johnston County, North Carolina, just a few miles from the
site of the Battle of Bentonville. She is a retired administrator with the University of
North Carolina, and a former professor of African-American Studies and
American Women Writers, at Duke University and St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
She and her husband, Warren, live in Tryon, North Carolina.


Online Resources

Author's Web site

Ticket Information

This program is free and the public is invited. No ticket is required.