Historian, writer and longtime political activist Barbara Ransby will present “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision” at Thursday, March 19 at UM-Dearborn.

March 5, 2009

DEARBORN / March 5, 2009---Historian, writer and longtime political activist Barbara Ransby will present “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 1030 of the campus’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building.

Ransby is an associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is the author of an award-winning biography on civil rights activist Ella Baker, titled Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision. She has published dozens of articles and essays in popular and scholarly venues. Ransby earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Columbia University and master’s and doctoral degrees at U-M Ann Arbor.

Ransby’s talk is co-sponsored by UM-Dearborn’s Women’s and Gender Studies program, the African African-American Studies program, the American Studies program, the Women’s Resource Center and the Department of Social Sciences.

The event is supported by the state of Michigan’s King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Professor Initiative which is administered by the Office of the Provost.

For more information about the event, Sharie Beard at 313-593-4925 or sbeard@umd.umich.edu.

 

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