Harriet Tubman Legacy Speaker: Dr. Drew Lanham

  • March 11, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Biddle Memorial Hall

    100 Beatties Ford Road
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28216
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

Every March, the Carolina Raptor Center celebrates Harriet Tubman’s legacy by giving People of Color a place to elevate their voices and share their expertise and stories. This year, we will be celebrating with Dr. J Drew Lanham at our Harriet Tubman Legacy Speaker event on March 11th, 2023. 


Dr. Lanham is a professor of wildlife at Clemson University and has both his B.A. and M.S. in Zoology, and his Ph.D. in Forest Resources. He has spent the past 20 years working to understand how forest management impacts wildlife and how human beings think about nature. Dr. Lanham seeks to translate conservation science to make it relevant to others in ways that are both evocative and understandable. His intrigue with how culture and ethnic prisms can bend perceptions of nature and its care has given him international recognition through his “coloring the conservation conversation” message. Dr. Lanham is also an author and award-nominated poet. In his book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, Dr. Lanham shares the story of his family in the rural South and his growing love for the natural world around him. It is deemed a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging while offering a deeply moving memoir and exploration of the contradictions of black identity in rural South – and America today.


We are excited to welcome Dr. Lanham and hear the incredible insight he has into the world of nature conservation.


Location: Biddle Memorial Hall 100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 11, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Biddle Memorial Hall

100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216 Biddle Memorial Hall
Carolina Raptor Center


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