Carnegie Mellon University
Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History

10th Annual Margarett Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History
Friday, March 18, 2016

4:00 - 4:30pm - Refreshments
4:30 - 6:00pm - Lecture
Location: Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51

Speaker: Dr. Darlene Clark Hine
Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History, Northwestern University

“Black Women’s Health Care Professionals Before the Modern Black Freedom Movement,”

Dr. Darlene Clark Hine is a leading historian of the African American experience who helped found the field of black women’s history and has been one of its most prolific scholars. Hine is a 2015 National Women’s History Month Honoree. On July 28, 2014, President Barack Obama honored Dr. Hine with a 2013 National Humanities Medal for her contributions in Black Women’s History and pioneering study of the intersection of race, class, and gender. Dr. Hine is past president of the Organization of American Historians (2001-2002) and of the Southern Historical Association (2002-2003). She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2006. 

In 1987, Dr. Hine became John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of American History at Michigan State University where she established the Comparative Black History Ph.D. Program and mentored over 20 Ph.D. graduate students. She is Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University (2004 to present). Her numerous publications include Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas (1979, 2nd ed., 2003); Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890–1950 (1989); Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1993); Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (1994); More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas (1996); A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men’s History and Masculinity (1999); Black Europe and the African Diaspora (2009); The Black Chicago Renaissance (2012), and The African-American Odyssey (6th ed., 2013)

She has received fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Rockefeller Foundation, and was a W.E.B. DuBois Institute Fellow at Harvard University. She received honorary doctorates from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1998), Purdue University (2002), Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York (2002), Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois (2010), Roosevelt University (2014), and Michigan State University (2015). 

You can purchase her book, Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History at the event. 

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