‘Sisters in the Struggle’ topic of final Civil Rights lecture Tuesday

The final lecture in a series that brought distinguished scholars  to Marshall and which  centered around the long civil rights movement in the U.S.,  will feature Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas,  who will speak about the unique experiences of women and their contributions to the civil rights movement. She will also discuss the way the civil rights movement led to greater activism among women.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Marshall University Foundation Hall, Home of the Erickson Alumni Center, and is free to the public.

Collier-Thomas is the author of numerous books including the award-winning Sisters in the Struggle: African-American Women in the Civil Rights Power Movement. 

Dr. John M. Glen, a scholar of Appalachian History and author of Highlander:  No Ordinary School, spoke yesterday about the importance of the Highlander School and other interracial collaborations in Appalachia during the civil rights movement.

This series has been sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council and the College of Liberal Arts, the Center for African-American Students’ Programs, Multicultural Affairs, the Department of History, and the African and African American Studies program.