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Annette Gordon-Reed • J.R. McDowell Speaker Series

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


American Historian and Law Professor Annette Gordon-Reed will be the Fall 2023 J. R. McDowell speaker. Free general admission tickets will be available at the Transylvania County Library beginning Monday, August 21st.

Sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College, the speaker series is designed to present a wide array of viewpoints on challenging and thought-provoking topics. Her talk, “Approaching 2026: The Declaration of Independence and its Legacies,” will be held on Thursday, September 14 beginning at 7:30 pm at the Porter Center at Brevard College. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Gordon-Reed will discuss the role the Declaration has played in promoting the idea of progress in the United States as it approaches its 250th anniversary. Highland Books will be on site with copies of her most recent books for sale and signing following the program.


September 14
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Transylvania County Library


The Porter Center at Brevard College
1 Brevard College Drive
Brevard, NC NC 28712 United States
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828 884 8330
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