Race, Gender, and Jim Crow Lecture Series - Dr. Jason Stroud

Event Description

Fears that enslaved people would revolt gripped Virginia and the Carolinas throughout the American Revolution. These fears existed in the North Carolina Piedmont as well, despite the region’s relatively small enslaved population. A focus on how enslaved North Carolinians were policed, tried, and punished in the criminal courts of the Piedmont during and after the Revolution points to the important role of race and slavery in the society that emerged from the conflict.

Dr. Jason Stroud received his PhD in History from UNC Greensboro. His work focuses on social, legal, and political change in the colonial and revolutionary South, particularly North Carolina. Dr. Stroud is also the K-12 Supervisor for Social Studies in Guilford County Schools. He lives in Burlington, NC.

Lectures are free and take place in Kimball Hall.