Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture

Join us in 2021 for the Annual Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture Series
with Cheryl Harry & Rev. Dr. Frank Crouch!

Lecture 1: Sunday, September 12 at 1:00 pm

Virtual Livestream

Program information coming soon!

Cheryl Harry is a cultural curator whose mission is engaging the community in the preservation and celebration of black heritage. She is the founding director of Triad Cultural Arts, Inc., an organization dedicated to presenting programming that contributes to a culturally competent community. Their signature event is the annual Juneteenth Celebration, which commemorates a milestone in America’s history –the abolishment of slavery.

For over twenty years, Cheryl Harry has used her broad-based experience to positively impact the lives of others. From grassroots organizations to national non-profits, she has worked with such prestigious organizations as the Maya Angelou Research Center, The Arts Council, The YMCA, Winston-Salem State University, The National Black Theatre Festival, The Urban League, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

Cheryl is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. She is the author of, Winston-Salem’s African American Legacy, which highlights significant contributions of local Black citizens through the lens of the city's historical cultural institutions.

This lecture is offered in partnership with

Lecture 2: Sunday, October 24 at 1:00 pm

Live Event & Virtual Livestream

Local Moravian Responses to Relentless Change 1915-1920: Our Predecessors and Their Legacies

Between 1915 and 1920, the Lehigh Valley developed in the context of national turbulence, conflict, and change: the Great Migration of African Americans out of the Southern states; violence against black individuals, neighborhoods, and business across the nation; the temperance movement and prohibition; the women’s suffrage movement and access to the ballot box; an influenza pandemic that killed by the millions; unionization and corporate backlash in the steel industry; and American military involvement in World War I. This lecture explores Moravians’ local responses to national events and trends, particularly how their responses find a place—for better and for worse—within a larger context of Moravian history and theology. 

Rev. Dr. Frank Crouch has served at Moravian Theological Seminary since 1996, joining the faculty after receiving a PhD in New Testament studies from Duke University. He also served as VP and Dean of the Seminary from 2001-2020. Frank has lectured widely and published articles on the Moravian Church’s theology and practices—past and present—with respect to gender, race, and sexuality, and in 2020-2021 he completed a research sabbatical on Moravians, race and racism. Following retirement in June 2021, he plans to continue his research and keep walking the Lehigh River canal path and trails along Monocacy Creek.

These lectures are supported by the Jeanette Barres Zug endowment fund.



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