“P. W. Moore: NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City”
Presented by Glen Bowman, Ph.D.
ELIZABETH CITY, NC Feb. 14, 2014 – Museum of the Albemarle will host Glen Bowman, Ph.D. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium. Dr. Bowman will present P. W. Moore: NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City.
The presentation will address Moore’s service to the Elizabeth City community, his emphasis on the church, his work in banking, and also his tireless work in the name of education. Peter Wedderick Moore, 1859-1934, was one of the area’s most renowned educators. A graduate of Shaw, he was the first principal of Elizabeth City State Colored Normal School, Known today as Elizabeth City State University. He served from 1891-1928.
Dr. Bowman is Professor of History and Director of International Programs. He served as chair of the Department of History and Political Science from 2008-2011. He became Director of International Programs in October 2013. He teaches World Civilizations II, as well as upper-level courses in European History and World History, and has published a number of articles on the religious and political history of the sixteenth century and on pamphlet literature of the Reformation. He has also written and edited THE RAZOR’S EDGE, a critical thinking text/World History reader. The royalties from the book have been used to fund the Leonard Ballou Memorial Fund, which has been tapped to fund student scholarships since 2005. He is now working on an updated history of Elizabeth City State University, in preparation of the University’s 125th anniversary celebration in 2016.
Dr. Bowman earned the Ph.D. in History at the University of Minnesota. Originally from suburban Philadelphia, he has been at Elizabeth City State University since 1999.
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The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
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