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FTCC to host lecture about Fayetteville namesake Marquis de Lafayette


 A lecture about the life and influence of Fayetteville's namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in the multipurpose room of the Tony Rand Student Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College, according to a news release.

Lloyd Kramer, a history professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of the book “Lafayette in Two Worlds,” will address the question, "Why is Our City Called Fayetteville?" as part of the college's Community History Lecture Series, the release said.

Meanwhile, FTCC's Paul H. Thompson Library will exhibit an educational display about the life of Lafayette through the month of September. A reveal of the display will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 29, the release said. A Lafayette re-enactor and representatives of the Liberty Point Daughters of the Revolution will take part in period costume.

The Lafayette Society purchased six museum panels that tell the life story of Lafayette, his “Farewell Tour” and the coming bicentennial.

Both the lecture and the educational display are in partnership with the Lafayette Society of Fayetteville, a nonprofit group that honors the memory of Lafayette. The society celebrates Lafayette's birthday in early September of each year with a weekend of programs.

Parking for the lecture is available behind the student center and can be accessed by the FTCC Access Road, which runs between Hull Road and Devers Street, the release said.

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