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Forgotten Herstories: The 1976 Lock-in of the Spelman Board of Trustees

Monday, March 25, 2024 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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  • Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium, Spelman College

Spelman Hosts Forgotten Herstories Event

The Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center will host "Forgotten Herstories: The 1976 Lock-in of the Spelman Board of Trustees," on Monday, March 25, 2024, at 4 p.m. in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium. 

Expect to hear the 1976 headline story of when several students locked in 14 Spelman College Board of Trustee members for 26 hours demanding that they hire a Black woman president. You do not want to miss this Women's Herstory month conversation. 

This event features scholars, archivists and Spelman alumnae panelists including the following:

  • Cynthia Neal Spence, Ph.D., C'78, Spelman associate professor of sociology
  • Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., C'66, founder and director, Spelman Women's Research and Resource Center
  • Jainaba Seckan, C'2014, screenwriter and DEI practitioner
  • Holly A. Smith, Spelman College archivist

  • Richard Benson, Ph.D., associate professor of the Black Radical Tradition in Education, University of Pittsburgh

  • Diana Refsland, Ph.D., former Spelman associate professor of sociology, (1969 - 1983)

Read More

"Richard D. Benson III article 1976 SC Protest," Richard Benson, Ph.D.

New York Times article, "Students Free 14 Trustees Held At a College for Black Women

 

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A Tribute to Toni Morrison at Spelman College

The Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center, in collaboration with the Spelman UNCF/Mellon Programs and the UGA Low-Residency MFA Program, hosted A Tribute to Toni Morrison on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. The program included readings and performances by Herman BeaversPearl CleageJohn HolmanTayari JonesKamilah Aisha MoonShay YoungbloodGina Breedlove.

Read an article about the tribute: Crafting the Pieces Of Morrison’s Puzzle!

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