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Inherit the Land with Gene Stowe

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

TOPIC: Inherit the Land; Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie’s Will

SPEAKER: Gene Stowe, Author

Two antebellum white spinster sisters in Marvin, NC, raised a black man and then his daughter as their own beginning in Reconstruction.

The women left them their 800 acre homeplace, a will upheld against all odds by two White juries in Monroe in the 1920’s. The personal relationships and economic empowerment left Marvin untouched by Jim Crow to this day.


  • Graduated from Monroe High School 1972
  • UNC (religion) 1975
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary (MTS) 1983
  • Reporter for the Charlotte Observer 1981-1993
  • Teacher, head of writing and religion program for Trinity Schools Inc. in South Bend, IN 1993-2012
  • Freelance writer 2013 to present


February 2
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Event Category:


Senior Scholars


Hybrid: In-Person at PUMC & via Zoom
2810 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211 United States
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