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Spelman Speaks

Spelman Speaks Series

Spelman College has a strong tradition of working as an active agent in movements for social justice and equality. This series seeks to highlight the ongoing work of HBCUs with meaningful and impactful intersectional analyses and conversations steeped in social justice.

During these 60-minute town hall style discussions faculty, students and well known alumnae will be in dialogue with local leaders and community members about the ways in which the collective can work together to continue the fight for civil rights.

The series was developed in response to social unrest following the death of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality and will address discussions topics pulled from a joint letter developed by faculty and staff in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement.


Grappling With History: Law and the History of the Moment

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Virtual Event via Zoom

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Grappling With History Law and HistoryThe second Conversation, "Law and the History of the Moment, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.

Register in Advance

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Professors Carol Anderson, Ph.D. (Department of African American Studies, Emory University) and Marilyn Davis, Ph.D. (Department of Political Science, Spelman College) will discuss the long reach of history of voting rights, lynching and policing in 2020.

Spelman College Provost Sharon Davies will moderate. 

This event is co-sponsored by Spelman Speaks, Social Justice Program (President CampbellProfessor Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D. and Professor Cynthia Neal Spence, Ph.D., Director, Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Project