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Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr.
Distinguished Lecture Series

The Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series is dedicated to bringing significant scholars in history, political science, philosophy and religion to the University of South Carolina Upstate and the Upstate community. Sponsored by the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies at USC Upstate, the series features an address by distinguished scholar each spring.   

David McCullough


David McCulloughPresentation topic:
The Wright Brothers

Thursday, March 17, 2016      
USC Upstate Campus
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC
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All tickets have been sold:
For more information, please contact Bea Walters Smith at (864) 503-5235.

5:00-5:45 p.m. VIP Reception*
Humanities & Performing Arts Center Stage
*Reserved for event sponsors only.

5:00-6:45 p.m. General Reception
Humanities & Performing Arts Center Courtyard

7:00-8:15 p.m. Presentation
Humanities & Performing Arts Center Theatre

$45 for reception, book signing and presentation
Signed books are available for purchase

Wright Brothers Book CoverBooks available for purchase:

The Wright Brothers
John Adams


Handicapped seating is available but is limited. Please advise during reservation.

Reservations are required either online or by calling (864) 503-5235. 

David McCullough has been widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history,” “a matchless writer.” He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, twice winner of the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. A gifted speaker, McCullough has lectured in all parts of the country and abroad, as well as at the White House. He is also one of the few private citizens to speak before a joint session of Congress.

Contact Us
Dr. Robert McCormick
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 864-503-5723

For more information on 
sponsorship opportunities contact: 

Bea Walters Smith 
Director of Development and Foundation Scholarships 

Thank you to our sponsors!
  • Tammy '86 and C. Dan Adams '83
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  • Alice and Chris Dorrance
  • J M Smith Corporation
  • Ann and Stewart Johnson
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Kohler, Jr.
  • Stacy and Jack McBride
  • Phifer Johnson Foundation
  • Drs. Jerry and Linda Randolph, Professors Emeriti, USC & USC Upstate
  • P. Kathryn Hicks and Dr. Lawrence E. Roël
  • Mary Ann Claud & Olin Sansbury 
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College of Arts and Sciences
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Spartanburg, SC 29303
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