Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the lecture, “Politics and Policy in the 21st Century: Does Race Still Matter?”, the 32nd annual W.E.B. Dubois Lecture, in the University Center Ballroom, Wednesday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Dr. Berry has had a distinguished career in scholarship, including nine books on African American and women’s history, American justice and civil rights law and public service. She was a long-time member and chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary for Education in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). She has served as a provost at UMCP, the Chancellor of the University of Colorado-Boulder and the former President of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and is the recipient of the SCLC’s Rosa Parks Award and the NAACP’s Roy Wilkins Award.
Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Dresher Center for the Humanities. This event is free and is open to the community.