The Museum of the Albemarle will host our History for Lunch on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 12 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.
David Wright Faladé, professor of English at the University of Illinois, a 2021–2022 Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library, and co-author of Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers, will join the museum virtually to discuss his book, Black Cloud Rising.
The book focuses on Richard Etheridge’s time as a soldier in the Union Army’s so-called African Brigade, an outfit composed largely of recently freed enslaved men who fought under General Edward Augustus Wild.
The book chronicles the brigade’s raid through coastal North Carolina to rescue those who remained enslaved.
The Museum will offer the History for Lunch in-person and through Zoom. Register in advance through the Museum’s Facebook page or at MuseumOfTheAlbemarle.com to receive a link to attend the lecture virtually.
The virtual program is supported by Southern Bank of Elizabeth City.