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Help Speakers! April 6th at HSU’s KBR

Tiyi Morris and Emilye Crosby will speak about The Help at HSU on April 6th at the Kate Buchanan Room. They will speak at College of the Redwoods on April 5th. Stay tuned for more details.

Both have researched and published on the topic of civil rights activism in Mississippi in the sixties, the setting for The Help.

Emilye Crosby is Professor of History at SUNY Geneseo where she has been awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Carol Harter Mentoring Award, and the Spencer Roemer Supported Professorship. She is author of A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi, which was awarded the Mississippi Historical Society McLemore Prize and the Organization of American Historians Liberty Legacy Honorable Mention and editor of Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement.

Tiyi Morris is an Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University. She received her B.A. in African & African American Studies and Liberal Studies from Emory University, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University. Dr. Morris has an interdisciplinary research and teaching focus that combines the fields of American History, Black Studies, and Women’s Studies. Her work has appeared in Comrades: A Local History of the Black Panther Party (IU Press, 2007), Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Struggles in America, (NYU Press, 2005) and the International Journal of Africana Studies. Dr. Morris is currently working on a book about the Mississippi based, civil rights organization Womanpower Unlimited.

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