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The Story of Major Harper & Betsy Scott: Pebble Hill’s African-American Family Legacy
April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Shari L. Williams, a graduate assistant at the Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities will be joined by Dr. Terrance Vickerstaff, family historian and descendant of Major Harper and Betsy Scott.
They will discuss Pebble Hill’s African-American family legacy through the story of Major Harper and Betsy Scott in a <a href='http://aub.ie/pebblehillonline' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'>free broadcast live from Pebble Hill</a> in Auburn.
Pebble Hill, also known as the Scott-Yarbrough House, is an 1847 Greek Revival cottage in Auburn, Alabama listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It currently serves as the home of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.
Shari L. Williams is a doctoral candidate in Auburn University’s Department of History. Her research interests include the past, present and future of historic rural landscapes, traditions, and sites in Alabama's Black Belt with a focus on the intersection of rural historic landscapes and social history through the lens of race, gender, and class. She is the founder and executive director of The Ridge, a local interpretative center focused on the history of the Federal Road through Macon County, multicultural migration, and rural community development.
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