On Thursday, October 10, 2013, I gave the Sig Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture, an endowed annual event honoring the legacy of a Brockport History Department chair whose work on race relations left an important mark on the department and the college.
The history department was an amazing host and they secured co-sponsorship from the departments of English, Theatre, and African American Studies. I appreciated this recognition that Living with Lynching contributes to several fields.
Approximately 200 people attended the lecture, and one professor noted that more students seemed to bring their parents than in years past. It was a pleasant surprise to everyone, including those bringing in additional chairs.
All pictures courtesy of Barbara Synnestvedt Karas. Thank you!