The U.S Embassy to Belgium and the U.S Mission to the European Union celebrated Black History Month in Brussels by hosting a lively discussion including panelist David Goldfield, the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at UNC Charlotte. With other distinguished guests, Goldfield discussed the history of Black History Month as well as its relevance in today’s society.
Goldfield has served as an expert witness in voting rights cases, consulted for history museums, and works as an academic specialist for the U.S. State Department, leading seminars and workshops abroad on various aspects of American political culture and providing historical context for contemporary elections.
A graduate of UNC Charlotte's English department will explore the connection between her liberal arts education and her election as the first African American mayor of Asheville during her keynote talk as part of English Major Days.
On Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 PM in Storrs 110, Terry M. Bellamy will present "How an English Major from UNC Charlotte Became Mayor of Asheville, N.C." Students from all majors are invited to this talk and other events on these two days, which are free and open to the public.
Bellamy has said her studies gave her an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of ideas. "A liberal arts degree helps you understand not just how to connect the dots, but what happens when you connect the dots," she said.