Woody Register to Speak at the Heritage Center


 The Annual Meeting of Members of Grundy County Historical Society will be held  at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Heritage Center located at 465 Railroad Ave., Tracy City. The public is welcome. Membership applications will be available at the meeting for persons interested in becoming members.

There will be a presentation at the meeting by Woody Register on “The Powers of New Voices: Learning from African American History on the Mountain.” Register is the Francis S. Houghteling Professor of American History at The University of the South and Director of Sewanee Project on Slavery, Race and Reconciliation. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of the South in 1980, a Master of Arts in U.S. History from Brown University in 1987 and in 1991 a Ph.D. in U.S. Intellectual History from Brown University. His scholarly and research interests include history of childhood and emotions, history of gender and manhood and higher education and slavery. He has contributed writings to several intellectual journals, publications and book reviews.