Local Author to Speak at CFCC About Wilmington’s Civil Rights Era

The History Teaching Alliance and the CFCC Student Sociological Society will host Bertha Boykin Todd in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in S-002 at 2:00 pm. Ms. Todd is a community activist who has been involved in many local projects including serving as co-chair of the 1898 Centennial Commission as well as serving on New Hanover County’s Human Relations Commission.
She will speak from her recent book, My Restless Journey, recounting the climate of Wilmington, NC during the Civil Rights Era as it tackled challenges of race relations. She will also highlight her experience as a Hoggard High School administrator during desegregation. A question and answer session will follow her presentation.