Biographies

"Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South"

Michele Gillespie

About the Program

Michele Gillespie discussed her biography of R.J. Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and his wife, Katharine.  Prof. Gillespie talked about the couple's influence on progressive movements in the South during the early 20th Century and Katharine Reynolds' philanthropic pursuits following R.J.'s death.              

About the Authors

Michele Gillespie

Michele Gillespie is a professor of history at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Her books include "Free Labor in an Unfree World" and "Southern Society and Its Transformations."  

 


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"Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South"

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  • Tuesday, May 27th at 4:20am (ET)
  • Monday, May 26th at 9:30pm (ET)
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  • Monday, May 5th at 4am (ET)
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