Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eminent Historian and Scholar Darlene Clark Hine to Speak at FAMU

In honor of National Women’s History Month, Florida A&M University (FAMU) History and African-American Studies Department and the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum will host the “African-American Women: Their Struggles, Achievements and Contributions” forum Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium.

Eminent historian and scholar Darlene Clark Hine will serve as the keynote speaker. Hine is the chair of the Department of African American Studies Board of Trustees Professor of African-American Studies and professor of history at Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, past president of the Organization of American Historians and of the Southern Historical Association.

Hine received her bachelor’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Hine has taught at South Carolina State University and at Purdue University. She was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University.

She is the author and/or co-editor of 15 books, most recently The Harvard Guide to African-American History. She coedited a two volume set, A Question of Manhood: A Reader in Black Men’s History and Masculinity; and with Jacqueline McLeod, Crossing Boundaries: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora.

She won the Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association for the reference volumes coedited with Elsa Barkley Brown and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. She is the author of Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890–1950. Her forthcoming book is entitled The Black Professional Class: Physicians, Nurses, Lawyers, and the Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1890–1955.

The event is free and open to the general public.

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