|Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Image credit: APSU.edu|
I want to publicly thank Dr. Minoa Uffelman for extending this invitation to me. Dr. Uffelman is an associate professor of history at APSU and the editor of The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863–1890. She is also a contributor to the groundbreaking new book, Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era: Toward the Public Sphere in the New South. Both titles are published by the University of Tennessee Press.
Minoa has been a supporter and friend for several years, and so I'm grateful to her for this opportunity to present John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero to her students and fellow faculty. I hope you'll make plans to join us in Clarksville for this special occasion.
Gordon Belt is an information professional, archives advocate, public historian, and author of The History Press book, John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero, which examines the life of Tennessee's first governor, John Sevier, through the lens of history and memory. On The Posterity Project, Gordon offers reflections on archives, public history, and memory from his home state of Tennessee.