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University Of North Alabama Welcomes Dr. Christina Snyder For Nelson Memorial Speaker Series

Nov. 06, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.- The University of North Alabama will host Dr. Christina Snyder as part of the Lawrence J. Nelson Memorial Speaker Series.

Snyder will speak twice Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., at the Florence Indian Mound Museum with a program titled "The End of 'Prehistory': A Historian's Perspective on America's Ancient Past;" and again at 6 p.m., at the GUC Performance Center on UNA's campus, with a presentation titled "Andrew Jackson's Indian Son: Muscogee Creeks and Americans in the Removal Era."

Snyder, who currently serves as the Pennsylvania State University McCabe Greer Professor of History, is a historian focusing on colonialism, race and slavery.

Her latest book,Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson,won the Francis Parkman Prize, which is awarded annually by the society of American Historians to a nonfiction work of history that contributes significantly to American History.

The Lawrence J. Nelson Lecture Series was established to honor the late Dr. Lawrence J. Nelson and his profound influence as a professor at UNA for 30 years. This will be the fourth lecture in the series.

Both programs are sponsored by the University of North Alabama Department of History, UNA College of Arts and Sciences, the City of Florence Department of Arts and Museums, and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.

For more information: 256-765-4748 or256-760-6427


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.