The Marquette Forum will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Thursday, April 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. Ralph Metcalfe Chair Dr. Barbara Ransby will present “Black Women and Long Struggle for Racial Gender and Economic Justice, 1969 to 2019.”
Ransby is a historian, writer and longtime activist. She is a distinguished professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative.
She is the author of the highly acclaimed biography, “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision,” which received eight national awards and recognitions. She is also the author of “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson” and most recently, “Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century.”
A light lunch will be served. To attend, RSVP online before Wednesday, April 3.