Dr. Nancy Bercaw, Smithsonian Curator, to address GSSM student body

November 11, 2015

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Bercaw, curator of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture, will address GSSM students during a SmartChat speaker engagement. Her presentation regarding history and curation at the Smithsonian will take place November 18 at 12:45 p.m. on the GSSM campus in Hartsville.

Bercaw received her bachelor’s degree in history from Oberlin College and her master’s and doctoral degrees in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the curator of the National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, Bercaw is the author of Gendered Freedoms: Race, Rights, and the Politics of the Household in the Mississippi Delta, 1861–1875.  She edited Gender and the Southern Body Politic and co-edited the Gender volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

A program of the BCBS Economics & Finance Institute, the SmartChat Speaker Series is designed to enhance students' education while inspiring them through the stories and experiences of GSSM alumni, as well as the Palmetto State’s leading innovators in biology, chemistry, computer science, drama and film, economics, history, physics and writing.

Any media wishing to attend the SmartChat should contact Robert Fletcher, director of the BCBS Economics & Finance Institute, at fletcher@gssm.k12.sc.us or 843-383-3901 ext. 3907.

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