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Firsts: A Showing of 2-Minute Video Bios about “Firsts” in NC State History

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December 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Firsts, an event premiering 23 two-minute video biographies of individuals who were “firsts” in NC State History, will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in 232 Withers Hall. Graduate students in HI 596: Introduction to Public History researched and produced the videos. The project required students to match historical resources and information to campus community needs. 

The biography of Katherine Stinson, the first female graduate of the College of Engineering, for instance, addresses undergraduate retention for women in STEM fields. The story of architect George Matsumoto, who went from a Japanese internment camp in 1942 to the campus of NC State, where he was one of the five founding professors of the College of Design and first Asian American faculty member of that school, informs public dialogue about contemporary migrant internment. The story of Cathy Sterling, the first female student body president, is designed to inspire student engagement in governance.

Together, these 23 video biographies evidence the richness and diversity of campus history, the connections among individuals' lives and larger historical themes, and the relevance of history to contemporary issues.

Selected biographies will be available via the NC State University Public History Program YouTube channel after the premiere.



December 11, 2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Withers Hall, Room 232A
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