Special Author Story Time with Michelle Lanier: My NC From A-Z
Saturday, April 11th, 1pm
Children and parents will love learning their very first ideas about North Carolina in My N.C. from A to Z. This colorful, sturdy board book celebrates pride of place, creates connections to North Carolina's rich African American heritage, and teaches children about human equality and social justice. A perfect first baby or toddler book!
Published by North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the N.C. Office of Archives and History.
Michelle Lanier is a scholar, oral historian, filmmaker, museum professional, and folklorist. Her deep roots, in what she calls Afro-Carolina, inspired Michelle to successfully advocate for legislation creating the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, which she led as its founding executive director. As a seasoned public humanities professional, in 2018 Michelle became the first African American director of North Carolina's 25 state-owned historic sites. Michelle also has a passion for teaching, particularly at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where she has served as a faculty member for two decades. Michelle is also the proud mother of Eden.