Glenn McNair, African American history
professor, speaks at Florida Southern
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2004) - Florida Southern College's Center for Florida History welcomes Dr. Glenn McNair to the campus Oct. 20. McNair, an assistant professor of African American history at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, will speak on "Southern Slavery and the Law." The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room on campus and is free and open to the public.
A native of Savannah, Ga., McNair holds a doctorate in American history from Emory University and a master's in history from Georgia College & State University. Formerly a Savannah police officer and later with the U. S. Treasury Department as a special agent, McNeil was assigned to Secret Service Protective Detail of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. He is a two-time recipient of the U. S. Treasury Special Act Award. McNair's areas of expertise include criminal justice, slavery, and Southern history and the dynamics of American identity formation.
For further information, please contact Dr. James M. Denham, director of the Center for Florida History at 680-4312 or
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Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.