The Department of History announces the 2021-22 Kelley Lecture. This annual lecture is part of the KendrickK. Kelley Honors Program, which honors the memory of Capt. Kendrick K. Kelley, III, ’63, who died in Vietnam in service to his country.

This year’s Kelley lecturer is Dr. Thavolia Glymph, the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History and professor of law at Duke University. Glymph’s work focuses on slavery, emancipation, plantation societies and economies, Reconstruction, and Black political thought in the nineteenth century U.S. South. She is the author of The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation, Littlefield History of the Civil War Era Series (University of North Carolina Press, 2020) and Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge University Press, 2008). She will speak on The Women’s Fight for this event.