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Friday, February 4, 2005

Terborg-Penn Keynotes SU's African-American History Events

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn of Morgan State University inaugurates African American History Month events at Salisbury University with the keynote lecture “The African Diaspora” 7 p.m. Thursday, February 10 in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. Terborg-Penn is a history professor with a specialty in African-American women. She is the co-founder and first national director of the Association of Black Women Historians, and a history editor of Feminist Studies. She has written many works on African American women’s history including Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: A Reader and Black Women’s History at the Intersection of Knowledge and Power. Her book African-American Women in the Struggle for the Vote: 1850-1920 won the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize. She also is senior editor for the second edition of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia and co-editor of The Columbia University Guide to African-American History Since 1939. Sponsored by the Office of Multiethnic Student Services, the event is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-4503 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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