Learn about prominent African-Americans that made significant contributions to the Delmarva region, which also benefited the states and internationally. The lecture will be led by Dr. Clara Small. Dr. Small is a local historian who has dedicated her life to telling the story of black Americans from Delmarva. Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, Hall spent 36 years teaching history in courses including World Civilizations, Civil Rights in American Society, African American History and related topics. It might be argued that she is the region’s foremost scholar on the history of Black America on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Dr. Small has authored or co-authored 7 books, and her work has garnered her acclaim and recognition resulting in numerous awards including:
University System of Maryland Regent’s Award for Public Service
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award
The Harriet Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Small has also served as a member of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.