TNCC Professor Leads Presentation on Slavery and the Constitution

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Assistant Professor of English Hollis Pruitt will present “Among Jefferson’s Heirs,” a lecture about the differing constitutional interpretation of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. Free and open to the public, the one-hour presentation begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 in the Wythe Hall Gallery, Hampton campus. Pruitt will also present the program at TNCC’s Historic Triangle campus library Thursday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Pruitt joined the TNCC faculty in 2001 and currently teaches Introduction to African American Studies, Creative Writing II and Survey of American Literature I and II. He also serves as Coordinator of TNCC’s Creative Writing and American Literature classes. The Mississippi native holds a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Arkansas and a graduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at William & Mary.

 For more information about “Among Jefferson’s Heirs,” please contact Craig Amos at amosc@tncc.edu .

TNCC Professors Lead Presentations in Conjunction with Traveling Lincoln Exhibit

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Assistant Professor of English Hollis Pruitt will explore the different Constitutional interpretations of Lincoln and Frederick Douglas in “Among Jefferson’s Heirs: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas: Slavery and the Constitution” on Thursday, March 29 at 2 p.m. in Wythe Hall Gallery. Pruitt joined the TNCC faculty in 2001 and teaches Composition, Literature and Creative Writing courses.

Pruitt is also the Coordinator of TNCC’s Creative Writing and American Literature classes. He served in the United States Army and holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV and Film with a minor in Journalism from the University of Arkansas.

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