This Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 PM in the Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College, the Wayne County Public Library will host a lecture with Dr. Leonard Rogoff titled Down Home in Goldsboro: Jewish Life Across the Centuries. Dr. Rogoff will present an overview of the development of the Jewish community in Wayne County, highlighting significant events along the way. His talk will also address the history of immigration and economic development in Eastern North Carolina as we learn about the communities that make Wayne County home. Dr. Rogoff is the author of Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina and Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South.
The lecture will be offered in a hybrid format, both in-person at Wayne Community College Moffatt Auditorium and online at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpeVWhwuq8M.
Masks and social distancing will be required for in-person attendees.
Wayne County Public Library received an American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant from North Carolina Humanities, www.nchumanities.org. Funding for this grant was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act economic stabilization plan.
Wayne County Public Library is also working in partnership with Wayne Community College Foundation.
For more information about the programs and resources offered at the Library, contact Jessica Lozano, PR Coordinator, at (919) 735-1824 ext. 5130 or email her at Jessica.Lozano@waynegov.com.