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U.S. History Teacher

Phone: (252) ***-****  HQ Phone
Vance-Granville Community College
PO Box 917 State Rd 1126
Henderson, North Carolina 27536
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • M.L.S.
  • Fork Union Military Academy
  • Oak Ridge Military Institute
  • M.A. , Liberal Studies
    Duke University
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Web References
www.online-cigarettes-shop.com - tobacco-news
www.online-cigarettes-shop.com, 24 Dec 2012 [cached]
With the Autumn Leaves Festival as a backdrop, history buffs and festival attendees gathered in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard Sunday afternoon to hear Billy Yeargin deliver a lecture about cheap cigarettes and American culture.Yeargin, a professor with extensive knowledge of the history of the discount cigarette online industry, was the guest speaker for the October History Talks program at the museum. He spoke at 2 p.m. on Sunday about tobaccos impact on Amerian society over the years. hough the event was originally scheduled to be held inside the museum, organizers decided to move it outside to the courtyard where many festival-goers sat throughout the weekend to eat and socialize. Some people who visited the courtyard on Sunday were surprised to find that a lecture was taking place there, and they stopped to listen while they ate festival treats. Yeargin said prior to the event, I love the festival atmosphere.
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Yeargin said that up until the French and Indian War, tobacco was used as a currency in North America. He said many of the founding fathers were tobacco farmers.Tobacco was the backbone, not just of the economy, but of culture and society, he remarked.Yeargin also talked about different types of tobacco and techniques that were developed over the years. He then spoke about the tobacco industry in Surry County and what it still means today. According to Yeargin, there were 21 plants for tobacco production in Surry County in 1893, and that grew to 45 in 1927, which employed 2,875 people here.Tobacco ruled the roost in the county, he said. Tobacco is still a multi-million dollar industry in the county, he noted, though tobacco culture has declined.
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Yeargin spoke a little bit about the history of the chant and gave a short demonstration.
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ccording to information provided by the museum, Yeargin teaches U.S. history at Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College and teaches Southern culture for Osher Lifelong Learning program at Duke University. He was former executive director of the Tobacco Growers Information Committee, was a spokesman for the U.S. Tobacco Growers, was agriculture liaison to former N.C. Governor James Hunt Jr., and created and directed the World Tobacco Auctioneers Championship for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He has also been executive director of the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy, holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Duke University and has studied European history and politics at the University of Oxford. He has published two books on N.C. tobacco culture: North Carolina Tobacco, a History and Remembering North Carolina Tobacco. he History Talks program is a series of history lectures at the museum that take place each third Sunday. The project is made possible in part by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.online-cigarettes-shop.com/tobacco-news/museum_hosts_lecture_on_tobacco_and_culture.html
Yeargin
www.nchumanities.org, 23 Oct 2009 [cached]
Billy Yeargin, Jr., M.L.S.
Professor of History at Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College, lecturer on American tobacco culture
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About Billy Yeargin:
Billy Yeargin grew up in a mid-century "Old Belt" tobacco environment along the North Carolina-Virginia border. He attended Fork Union Military Academy, graduated from Oak Ridge Military Institute, holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Duke University and has studied European History, Politics and Society at the University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. In the 1970s Yeargin served as spokesman and media coordinator for the US tobacco industry as Executive Director of the Tobacco Growers Information Committee. He created and directed the World Tobacco Auctioneers Championship for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. He has published two books on North Carolina tobacco culture: North Carolina Tobacco, aHistory and Remembering North Carolina Tobacco. Yeargin served as Legislative Aide for Agriculture in the US Senate under Senator Robert Morgan and Agriculture Liaison to NC Governor James Hunt, Jr.
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More recently, Yeargin has served as professor of US, Western Civilization and Ancient History for several North Carolina Community Colleges, as well as in the US Federal Prison System located in North Carolina. He currently teaches courses relating to Southern Culture under Duke University's OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE, and lectures on American tobacco culture, US Civil War and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Meghann Evans/The News

Professor ...
www.mtairynews.com, 17 Oct 2011 [cached]

Meghann Evans/The News

Professor Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco culture at a lecture at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.

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Professor Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco culture at a lecture at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
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Meghann Evans/The News

Matt Edwards, executive director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, introduces Billy Yeargin, who delivered a lecture on tobacco culture on Sunday.

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Matt Edwards, executive director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, introduces Billy Yeargin, who delivered a lecture on tobacco culture on Sunday.
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Meghann Evans/The News

Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco and culture in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard on Sunday.

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Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco and culture in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard on Sunday.
slideshow
With the Autumn Leaves Festival as a backdrop, history buffs and festival attendees gathered in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard Sunday afternoon to hear Billy Yeargin deliver a lecture about tobacco and American culture.
Yeargin, a professor with extensive knowledge of the history of the tobacco industry, was the guest speaker for the October "History Talks" program at the museum. He spoke at 2 p.m. on Sunday about tobacco's impact on Amerian society over the years.
Though the event was originally scheduled to be held inside the museum, organizers decided to move it outside to the courtyard where many festival-goers sat throughout the weekend to eat and socialize. Some people who visited the courtyard on Sunday were surprised to find that a lecture was taking place there, and they stopped to listen while they ate festival treats. Others came specifically to hear the presentation.
Yeargin said prior to the event, "I love the festival atmosphere.
...
Yeargin said that up until the French and Indian War, tobacco was used as a currency in North America. He said many of the founding fathers were tobacco farmers.
"Tobacco was the backbone, not just of the economy, but of culture and society," he remarked.
Yeargin also talked about different types of tobacco and techniques that were developed over the years. He then spoke about the tobacco industry in Surry County and what it still means today. According to Yeargin, there were 21 plants for tobacco production in Surry County in 1893, and that grew to 45 in 1927, which employed 2,875 people here.
"Tobacco ruled the roost in the county," he said. Tobacco is still a multi-million dollar industry in the county, he noted, though tobacco culture has declined.
...
Yeargin spoke a little bit about the history of the chant and gave a short demonstration.
...
According to information provided by the museum, Yeargin teaches U.S. history at Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College and teaches Southern culture for Osher Lifelong Learning program at Duke University. He was former executive director of the Tobacco Growers Information Committee, was a spokesman for the U.S. Tobacco Growers, was agriculture liaison to former N.C. Governor James Hunt Jr., and created and directed the World Tobacco Auctioneers Championship for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He has also been executive director of the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy, holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Duke University and has studied European history and politics at the University of Oxford. He has published two books on N.C. tobacco culture: North Carolina Tobacco, a History and Remembering North Carolina Tobacco.
Staff | North Carolina Humanities Council
www.nchumanities.org, 19 Jan 2012 [cached]
Road Scholars: Billy Yeargin - The American Tobacco Culture


www.mtairynews.com, 17 Oct 2011
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Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco culture at a lecture at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.

Mount Airy News - Museum hosts lecture on tobacco and culture
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Meghann Evans/The News

Professor Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco culture at a lecture at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.

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Professor Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco culture at a lecture at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
slideshow

Meghann Evans/The News

Matt Edwards, executive director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, introduces Billy Yeargin, who delivered a lecture on tobacco culture on Sunday.

...
Matt Edwards, executive director of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, introduces Billy Yeargin, who delivered a lecture on tobacco culture on Sunday.
...

Meghann Evans/The News

Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco and culture in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard on Sunday.

...
Billy Yeargin speaks about tobacco and culture in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard on Sunday.
slideshow
With the Autumn Leaves Festival as a backdrop, history buffs and festival attendees gathered in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History courtyard Sunday afternoon to hear Billy Yeargin deliver a lecture about tobacco and American culture.
Yeargin, a professor with extensive knowledge of the history of the tobacco industry, was the guest speaker for the October "History Talks" program at the museum. He spoke at 2 p.m. on Sunday about tobacco's impact on Amerian society over the years.
Though the event was originally scheduled to be held inside the museum, organizers decided to move it outside to the courtyard where many festival-goers sat throughout the weekend to eat and socialize. Some people who visited the courtyard on Sunday were surprised to find that a lecture was taking place there, and they stopped to listen while they ate festival treats. Others came specifically to hear the presentation.
Yeargin said prior to the event, "I love the festival atmosphere.
...
Yeargin said that up until the French and Indian War, tobacco was used as a currency in North America. He said many of the founding fathers were tobacco farmers.
"Tobacco was the backbone, not just of the economy, but of culture and society," he remarked.
Yeargin also talked about different types of tobacco and techniques that were developed over the years. He then spoke about the tobacco industry in Surry County and what it still means today. According to Yeargin, there were 21 plants for tobacco production in Surry County in 1893, and that grew to 45 in 1927, which employed 2,875 people here.
"Tobacco ruled the roost in the county," he said. Tobacco is still a multi-million dollar industry in the county, he noted, though tobacco culture has declined.
...
Yeargin spoke a little bit about the history of the chant and gave a short demonstration.
...
According to information provided by the museum, Yeargin teaches U.S. history at Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College and teaches Southern culture for Osher Lifelong Learning program at Duke University. He was former executive director of the Tobacco Growers Information Committee, was a spokesman for the U.S. Tobacco Growers, was agriculture liaison to former N.C. Governor James Hunt Jr., and created and directed the World Tobacco Auctioneers Championship for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He has also been executive director of the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy, holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Duke University and has studied European history and politics at the University of Oxford. He has published two books on N.C. tobacco culture: North Carolina Tobacco, a History and Remembering North Carolina Tobacco.
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