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Pauli Murray: Activating History for Social Change
November 19, 2009 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As the first annual Pauli Murray lecture, Beverly Guy-Sheftall will speak about this Durham native’s enduring legacy to civil and human rights. Sheftall is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spellman College. She is also adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she teaches graduate courses. Sheftall coedited the first anthology on Black women’s literature, Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature (Doubleday, 1980). In 2003, she coauthored Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities (Random House, 2003). Johnnetta Betsch Cole, surrently the director if the Washington, DC Museum of African-American History.
Sponsored by the Pauli Murray Project, part of the Duke Human Rights Center, and Jeff and Lea Levin. Cosponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, Women’s Studies and African and African American Studies at Duke University.