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Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Wednesday, February 24 at 1 p.m. central

Professor Martha S. Jones will discuss her new book “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All,” selected by TIME magazine as a “must-read” book for 2020. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy.

Moderated by  Prof. Jennifer Harbour, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a 19th Century social historian who specializes in black women, slavery and emancipation. Her new book on African-American activism, “Organizing Freedom,” was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2020. Harbour teaches courses on African-American history, Modern African history and genocide. Her teaching interests include human rights law, pedagogies of kindness and black feminisms. She also is part of the women’s and gender studies department and an affiliated faculty member in the Goldstein Center for Human Rights. She joined UNO’s faculty in 2013

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February 24
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
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