Monday, August 28, 2017

Researcher Kevin P. Duffus returns to Asheboro library to reveal Black Beard’s last days

Kevin P. Duffus
ASHEBORO – What truly happened during Black Beard’s last days that precipitated his demise?

Who, truly, was Edward Teach, and whence did he come? What was his true name? And where may he have hidden his treasure?

Join researcher Kevin P. Duffus as he shares groundbreaking research into Black Beard’s life — and death — at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Duffus’s presentation, “The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate,” is free and the public is invited.

For years, Duffus wondered if it was possible to learn something new about the legendary pirate. After extensive research at archives in Great Britain, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas, he discovered that the answer was yes. And the true story about Black Beard’s last days substantially change the legend — and history.

Duffus, an award-winning author, researcher,  and filmmaker, has made significant discoveries about North Carolina history — starting when he was 17 and found a Confederate gunboat sunken in a river near his home.

He is author of The Lost Light: A Civil War Mystery, about his recovery of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse’s missing Fresnel lens, and War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina Coast.

His appearance is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Friends of the Library.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

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