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March 8: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's History Department To Present Distinguished Lecture in Women's History

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Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's History Department
To Present Distinguished Lecture in Women's History

Event: To commemorate Women's History Month, Carnegie Mellon University's History Department will present the fourth annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History. Elsa Barkley Brown, a professor at the University of Maryland, will discuss "Clothes, Class and Travel: Reuniting the Domestic Tradition."

A professor of history and women's studies, Barkley Brown focuses on African-American and American research. Her articles have appeared in Signs, Feminist Studies, History Workshop, Sage, Public Culture and the Journal of Urban History. She has twice been awarded the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Publication Prize for best article in African-American women's history. She also has won the E. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for best article in southern women's history, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Prize for best article in African-American history and the Anna Julia Cooper Award for distinguished scholarship in black women's studies. A past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians, Barkley Brown currently serves on the Executive Council of the Southern Historical Association and on the editorial boards of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography and the Journal of Women's History.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.hss.cmu.edu/departments/history.

When: 4:30 p.m. reception and 5 p.m. lecture, Wednesday, March 17

Where: Baker Hall Steinberg Auditorium (A53), Carnegie Mellon University

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