Author and NSU Professor Visits PDCCC

PDCCC Dr. Newby-Alexander, Dr. Alan Harris, MeChelle Blunt

Newby-Alexander, from left, speaks with PDCCC Interim Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Dr. Alan Harris and Student Activities Coordinator MeChelle Blunt before the event.

In honor of Black History Month, Paul D. Camp Community College’s Student Government Association sponsored the presentation of historical works by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, professor of history at Norfolk State University and author.


The title of her presentation was “The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on the Region and the Emergence of the Schools,” which was held the Regional Workforce Development Center on the Franklin Campus.


Newby-Alexander serves as director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the African Diaspora at NSU and has directed three primary conferences that have brought history the general public.


She serves on numerous boards and commissions in the state. She also serves as a community facilitator for, “Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom” project, Institute for Historical Biology, at the College of William & Mary.