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MU Forum: “Black Women and Long Struggle for Racial Gender and Economic Justice, 1969 to 2019"
Start Date: 4/4/2019Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/4/2019End Time: 1:30 PM

Event Description:
Marquette Forum will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Thursday, April 4, at noon to 1:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites.

Ralph Metcalfe Chair Dr. Barbara Ransby will present “Black Women and Long Struggle for Racial Gender and Economic Justice, 1969 to 2019.”

Ransby is a historian, writer and longtime activist. She is a Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative. She is author of the highly acclaimed biography, “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision”, which received eight national awards and recognitions. She is also the author of “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson” and, most recently, “Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century.”

A light lunch will be served. To attend, RSVP online before Wednesday, April 3.
Location Information:
Marquette University - Raynor Memorial Libraries  (View Map)
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53275

Marquette University - Raynor Memorial Libraries  (View Map)
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53275
Room: Beaumier Suites
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