Every month The Ivy Creek Foundation hosts Ivy Talks related to history, conservation, preservation, and natural history. This month, the speaker will be Dr. Carmen Harris, a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, who teaches African-American, U.S., Southern, and Latin-American history. Her research and teaching interests include African-American, Southern, and South Carolina history. Dr. Harris served a six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Humanities Council and has served on the Membership Committee and Minority Committee of the Southern Historical Association. Dr. Harris has published several articles and book chapters on various subjects related to African Americans in agricultural extension programs.
The Ivy Talk will take place on December 14, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Executive Director, Sue Erhardt says, “We are excited to host Dr. Harris. Her research partners well with our history at historic River View Farm, since Mr. Conly Greer was the first African American Extension Agent in Albemarle County.” The Ivy Creek Foundation's mission is to inspire and engage our community in the stewardship of our natural resources and our rich African American cultural history by connecting people to the past and present by honoring the land, history, and community.
For more information on The Ivy Creek Foundation, Ivy Creek Natural Area, and Historic River View Farm, visit https://ivycreekfoundation.org/.