Appalachian State University’s University Forum Lecture Series presents Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom (4th Floor). The event is free and open to the public; no reservations. The Forum Lecture Series, co-sponsored this season by The Schaefer Center Presents series, has a long history of bringing in accomplished scholars to provide stimulating conversations. Gordon-Reed will deliver a personal talk based on her best-selling and critically acclaimed memoir, On Juneteenth, which weaves together her own family’s chronicle—she is a descendent of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s—alongside the wider context of American history and the country’s long road to Juneteenth. The author will hold a book signing immediately follow the event.