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Dr. Pete Daniel

Distinguished Historian
Retired Curator, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Discrimination against African-American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
History Engagement Series
Public Lecture
Monday, February 24, 4:00 p.m.
Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall
Free and Open to the Public


Breaking the Land: The Transformation of Piedmont Tobacco Culture since 1875
Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.
Reynolda House
Members/Students free, Non-members $5


Discussion of Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s
History 391: Honors Seminar
Wednesday, February 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Tribble Hall B 116
By Special Request Only


Want to Know More About Today’s History Profession?
Informal Discussion with Historian Pete Daniel, Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta
Wednesday, February 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Tribble Hall A 103
All Interested Students Welcome!


Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South
Interdisciplinary Environmental History Discussion with All Interested Students, Faculty, Staff

Discussion of Toxic Drift
Thursday February 27, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Mandelbaum Reading Room, ZSR Library

Chapter 2 “Poisoning” of Toxic Drift available to WFU Community at WakeSpace:


History Department Faculty Seminar
Friday, February 28, 3:00-4:30 pm
Informal discussion about the field of history and opportunities for public history
By Special Request Only


Dr. Daniel is past president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. He specializes in the history of the twentieth-century South, and has curated exhibits that deal with science, photography, and music.  Dr. Daniel is the author of seven books, several of which have received prominent awards.  He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wake Forest University.

Sponsored by the Wake Forest Department of History.

Dr. Daniel’s visit is also made possible by generous support from the American Ethnic Studies Program, Humanities Institute, Office of Sustainability, Reynolda House, Department of Art, ZSR Library, and the Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus.

For additional information please contact Michele Gillespie ( or Robert Hellyer (