The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center Presents Author Burnis Morris as Part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series

Thursday, October 01, 2020

As part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series, The Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an online event with author Burnis Morris, who was named a 2011-2012 West Virginia Humanities Council Fellow. On Wednesday, October 14, at 7p.m., Professor Morris will be talking about his work, reading several passages from his book Carter G. Woodson: History, The Black Press, and Public Relations, and taking questions from the online audience. His book was published in September 2017 by the University Press of Mississippi. The event is free and open to the public and will be held via WebEx. The link to join this event is The meeting number is 129 373 4714, and the password is Morris.

Professor Morris is the Woodson Scholar in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University. Morris earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Mississippi and an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Dayton. He joined the faculty at Marshall University in 2003. Morris's work talks about Carter G. Woodson as a personality and an institution builder. Woodson used the press to transform the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History into the force that reshaped the celebration of Black History. 

Phyllis Wilson Moore, a graduate of Fairmont State University, will host this online event. She is an author, poet, and the creator of the West Virginia Literary Map. Mrs. Moore’s research on West Virginia writers is housed in The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. The Folklife Center, located in an historic barn on the campus at Fairmont State University, is devoted to identifying, preserving, and maintaining the traditions, culture, and heritage of the region. Currently, The Folklife Center is closed to the public, but to find more information about upcoming online events, please email, or call 304-367-4403.