Shelter Series: The Women and the Land
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a Shelter Series: The Women and the Land on Tuesday, March 21 at 4pm
In honor of Women’s History Month: Michelle Lanier, Folklorist and Director of North Carolina Historic Sites and Properties, will guide us through an exploration of women’s memories and visions of space, place, and home in North Carolina, with a particular focus on African American women.
Registration is free, but required.
Michelle Lanier, Folklorist and Director of North Carolina Historic Sites and Properties, a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, is an AfroCarolina folklorist, oral historian, museum professional, author, and educator with over two decades of commitment to her callings. Raised in both Columbia and Hilton Head, South Carolina, and having ancestral roots in the sandhills, coastal plain, and upper piedmont of North Carolina, Michelle’s ancestral geography guides much of her interdisciplinary work. Michelle is a graduate of Spelman College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Duke University for over 20 years. As a seasoned public humanities professional, in 2018, Michelle was named the first African American director of all of North Carolina’s 25 state-owned historic sites.