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 .