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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow - Exhibit Grand Opening and Lecture

  • Sat, November 21, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Via Zoom - All Registrants will receive an invite link. Please provide your email address!

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Final Reminder 

Virtual tour 4:30 PM and Lecture at 5:30PM on 

Nov 21, 2020 via Zoom. 

Guest Lecturer: Lillie Edwards, Ph.D.

Our Guest Lecturer, Dr. Lillie Edwards, is Professor Emerita of History and African American studies at Drew University in Madison, NJ where she has served for twenty-three years.  She is the founding Director of Pan-African Studies and Director of American Studies. Recognized for distinguished teaching in the College of Liberal Arts and for excellence in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, she has been the recipient of numerous awards including the coveted university faculty service award.

Prior to her position at Drew, she taught at DePaul University in Chicago (in African American history and as founding Director of American Studies); at UNC-Chapel Hill (Department of History); and at Earlham College (Department of History and Coordinator of African American Studies).  

Dr. Edwards is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. She currently serves on Oberlin’s Board of Trustees where she is chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. She received her doctorate in U.S. Southern history, African history, and African literature from the University of Chicago where she studied under the preeminent historian, the late Dr. John Hope Franklin. She has published several articles on African American women and African American religion in encyclopedia and anthologies. A life member of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Dr. Edwards and her husband received the Mary McLeod Bethune Award from ASALH in recognition of their support of the organization.  

Proud of her family roots in Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Edwards currently resides in Pensacola Beach, FL and Montclair, NJ with her husband. They are parents to two adult children, both educated in the Montclair, NJ public schools.

You are invited to participate in this program Via Zoom by registering for the program on our website: under “Events” no later than 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Attendees are invited to remain after the program for a Question and Answer period with the Presenter, and an opportunity for comments after the program.

NOTE:  Our Facebook live presentation is ONLY of the exhibit to be streamed live @ 4:30PM CST. 

You MUST register for the lecture. It will  begin at 5:00 PM, on Sat. Nov. 21, 2020 via Zoom ONLY.

This event is presented in partnership with the UWF Historic Trust.

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*Lecture sponsored in part by the JOHN C. PACE lecture series.


Historic District

The Coulson House

200 Church Street | Pensacola, Florida 32502

Email: (Preferred Contact)

(850) 469-1456