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Books & Brews March 10 & 11 2020


Our March 2020 Books & Brews features Dr. Gregory Smithers discussing his book, Native Southerners, Indigenous History from Origins to Removal. It is a sweeping narrative of American Indian History in the Southeast from the time before European colonialist to the Trail of Tears and beyond.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Harrisonburg at Pale Fire Brewing Company beginning at 7pm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Crozet at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery beginning at 7pm.

As always, when you present your WMRA Member Card at either event, you'll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.

WMRA's Books & Brews series is made possible thanks to the support of Gaines Group Architects, the official sponsor of Books & Brews. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.  



Dr. Gregory received his Ph.D. in History from Universisty of California, Davis. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches American History at Virginia Commonwealth University. His Research focuses on the histories of indigenous people and African Americans from the eighteenth century to present. His work is devoted to narrating the past in ways that connect with issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, and racial and gender equality.

Martin was born and raised in Lenkisem, Kajiado County, Kenya. He moved to the US in 2013 to attend James Madison University where he studied Integrated Science and Technology with a concentration in Information and Knowledge Management.