American Indian Studies

Lumbee Book Talk

Lumbee Book Talk will feature history of UNCP, July 4

Lumbee authors Lawrence T. Locklear and Dr. Linda Oxendine will discuss their book “Hail to UNCP! A 125-Year History of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke” during Lumbee Homecoming.

Sponsored by UNC Pembroke’s American Indian Studies Department, the Bookstore and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, the Lumbee Book Talk will be held Friday, July 4, at 1 p.m. in the University Center Annex on the UNCP campus.

Lawrence T. Locklear

Lawrence T. Locklear

Linda E. Oxendine

Linda E. Oxendine

The event features Lumbee authors and authors who write about the Lumbee Indians.

Locklear is the program coordinator for UNCP’s Southeast American Indian Studies program. Dr. Oxendine is a professor emeritus of American Indian Studies at UNCP.

Published in April 2014, “Hail to UNCP!” is a 375-page volume with 120 photos, illustrations and maps that recounts the university’s compelling and unique history. It is available for purchase from the UNCP Bookstore for $25 – either in store or online ( E-book versions are available on and for $9.99.

Also featured is Lumbee author Buddy Oxendine. His book “My Ramblings: Random Thoughts” is a collection of what Oxendine calls “silly” short stories that impart wisdom through humor. “My Ramblings” is available for purchase at the UNCP Bookstore and for $12.56.

Copies of both books will be available for purchase and autographs. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, chair of the Department of American Indian Studies, at 910.775.4262 or email

Hail to UNCP! Cover