Village Books and the WWU Libraries are pleased to present one last speaker for the spring Western Connections brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty and staff. Bring your lunch and join us for this engaging presentation and discussion. Western Connections is co-sponsored by Western Washington University Libraries.
Presenter: Leslie Hall, Cataloger, Wilson Library
Topic: "Who do you think you are: how my book on revolutionary Georgia led me to Atlanta and Paula Deen”
Leslie Hall, long time staff member at Wilson Library, has to admit that she really doesn't know who she thinks she is. She never thought she would complete her MA in history at WWU, as she took one class at a time for many long years. But she did, and eventually published a scholarly work and contributed to various encyclopedias. And she certainly never, ever considered the idea that she would one day be asked to be a contributor to an episode of the well known NBC TV show "Who do you think you are?" But this also happened. The episode featuring Paula Deen will air on May 18th. Due to time constraints though, the segments featuring Paula Deen's Revolutionary War era ancestor, whom she and Leslie discussed, were cut. However, the deleted scenes are available on the show's web site. Check them out here: http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/video/free-land-in-georgia/1402465.
Leslie Hall was born and raised in Seattle, growing up in the community of Richmond Beach. Since childhood she has held strong interests in music, art and history and has pursued them all. Bellingham has been her home for 30 years and she has worked at Western Washington University's Wilson Library for much of that time. Leslie's book, Land and Allegiance in Revolutionary Georgia, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2001.