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2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture/Ralph Metcalfe Chair Dr. Barbara Ransby

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM

2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture/Ralph Metcalfe...

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Please join us for a discussion with historian, writer and longtime activist Barbara Ransby on “Black Women and Long Struggle for Racial, Gender and Economic Justice, 1969 to 2019.
Barbara Ransby is an 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 (UIC) where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative. She is 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 (Yale University Press, January 2013) and, most recently, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century (University of California Press, 2019).

Hosted by the Marquette Forum, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, History Department, CURTO, Institute for Women's Leadership and Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies.


Thursday, April 4, 2019
Discussion with Historian, Writer and Longtime Activist Barbara Ransby
12:00 p.m. - Light Lunch
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. - Discussion

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Beaumier Suites, Lower Level
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. 
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Limited parking is available for $10 in the Wells Street Structure located at 1240 W. Wells Street. 

RSVP by Wednesday, April 3rd


For questions or special needs please contact University Special Events at or 414.288.7431.

About the Marquette Forum

For the 2018–19 academic year, Marquette University will engage in a yearlong series of events focusing on civic dialogue and the state of democracies across the world. Building on last year’s theme “Fractured: Health and Equity,” Forum events will engage students, faculty, staff and the communities making up greater Milwaukee in conversations around crucial questions including:

  • Is democracy in crisis?
  • Who gets to participate in a democracy?
  • What are the rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizenship?
  • What does democracy demand of its citizens?
  • What are the opportunities and responsibilities for non-citizens within a democratic system?
  • How would the “Founding Fathers” have envisioned civic engagement in the 21st-century?
  • How can Catholic social teachings contribute to democratic dialogues?

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When & Where

Marquette University - Raynor Memorial Libraries
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Beaumier Suites, Lower Level
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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