George and Ann RichardsCivil War Era Center

Colored Conventions
Nov 6: Tiya Miles Book Discussion

Nov 6: Tiya Miles Book Discussion

WhenNov 06, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where102 Weaver Building

Tiya Miles is the author of two prize-winning works of history: Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (2005) and The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story (2010), as well as fiction and essays. Her study of southern ghost tours, Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era, will be released in October of 2015. Her debut novel, The Cherokee Rose (2015) is set on a haunted plantation in the Cherokee territory of present-day Georgia. Miles is co-editor, with Sharon P. Holland, of a collection of essays on Afro-Native lives titled Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (2006).

At the University of Michigan, Miles is a Distinguished University Professor in the departments of Afroamerican & African Studies, History, American Culture, Native American Studies, and Women’s Studies. She is currently working on a history of the enslavement of Native Americans and African Americans in early Detroit.

Dr. Miles will deliver the annual Steven and Janice Brose Distinguished Lectures on November  5, 6, and 7 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

Miles’ Brose lectures are drawn from her book, Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP to by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, for a copy of the pre-circulated papers.  Lunch will be provided.