Noted historian and author to present
program at BCC
authority and research historian on the Jewish South
Leonard Rogoff will present a program at the Bladen
Community College Library on Thursday, March 20, at
11 a.m. The program is part of the college’s
Writers Series for Spring 2014, sponsored by the
Dr. Rogoff has
lectured and written extensively about the impact of
Jewish immigrants on the culture and history of the
South. Among his works are: Down Home: Jewish
Life in North Carolina (2010) and Homelands:
Southern Jewish Identity in Durham and Chapel Hill.
His essays have appeared in American Jewish History,
The Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Black Civil
Rights, Jewish-American History and Culture: An
Encyclopedia Handbook to North Carolina History, and
The Companion to Southern Literature. He was
also a contributing writer for The Spectator and The
Independent, as well as editor for The Rambler.
Dr. Rogoff conceived, researched, and wrote text
for the exhibit “Migrations: the Jewish Settlers of
Eastern North Carolina” and directed a multimedia
project, “Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina.”
He earned his undergraduate degree from Bucknell
University and master’s and PHD from University of
North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He has taught at
North Carolina Central University and as a visiting
Assistant Professor of Religion at Duke University.
This project is made possible by a grand from
the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide
nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment
for Humanities and by Bladen Community College.