Speaker Highlights Phenomenal Civil Rights Women

02/17/2014
Contact: Rebecca Rakoczy
Phone: 678-891-2691
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Rebecca Rakoczy




For Immediate Release

Ella Baker, Septima Clark and Modjeska Simkins may not be household names, but these women were significant figures during the Civil Rights era, and helped influence the movement behind the scenes.

Dr. Jacqueline Rouse, a Georgia State University African American History professor, will be the guest lecturer Thursday, Feb. 20 to discuss their stories, as well aswomen today who have been influenced and inspired by previous generations to fight for injustice. Her talk, “Phenomenal Women,” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in GPC Dunwoody’s Auditorium, C-1100.

Rouse’s talk is part of the Sarah Larson Lecture Series sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Humanities Council. Call 770-274-5583 for more information.