MONROE – Union County Public Library, in partnership with the North Carolina Humanities Council, will welcome renowned historian and author Kevin Duffus to discuss the life of Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard.
Duffus has spent years researching Blackbeard’s history. He has learned most historical accounts of the pirate’s last days are inaccurate.
At 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Monroe library location, the community is invited to hear Duffus discuss who Blackbeard was, where he came from and the last days of his life off the coast of North Carolina.
Duffus has conducted extensive research at the archives of Great Britain, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas. He has found new information about Blackbeard’s last days that promises to substantially change history.