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The Promise of Freedom: An Evening with Author Dr. Duchess Harris

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Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

156 Heaton Park Drive

Atlanta, GA 30307

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Join Dr Harris in a presentation that will unveil the relatively unknown histories of Black American contributions in Europe; particularly France and Ireland.

Dr Duchess Harris is an American Studies Professor at Macalester College in St Paul, MN. She is also the proud curator of the Duchess Harris Collection which is a line of books from Abdo Publishing. There are 75 titles including a series entitled Freedom's Promise, which explores many of these lesser-known stories and perspectives of the American experience.

Duchess Harris is the granddaughter of Miriam Daniel Mann, who was one of the original eleven Hidden Human Computers at NASA. She has spent her career writing about hidden heroes like her grandmother.

More About Dr. Harris

Professor Harris was a Mellon Mays Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1991 with a degree in American History. Six years later, she earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. She did postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota Law School and at the Womanist Studies Consortium at the University of Georgia.

In 1998, Harris joined the faculty at Macalester College. She became the first Chair of the American Studies Department in 2003 and was granted tenure in 2004. In 2007 she decided that attending law school would allow her to expand the scope of her scholarship even further. In 2008, she was the only law student in the country chosen to be an Associate Editor for Litigation News, the American Bar Association Section’s quarterly flagship publication.

In 2009, she won a $96,000 fellowship from the Bush Leadership Program, which encourages their recipients to create positive change in their communities.

In 2010, she became the first Editor-in-Chief of Law Raza Journal, an interactive online race and the law journal. Harris earned a Juris Doctorate in January 2011, and has an expertise in Civil Rights Law.

In 2015, The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers chose her to receive “The Profiles in Courage Award.” She is currently a member of Governor Mark Dayton’s Board of Public Defense.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free on-site parking. Overflow parking is across the street at the school.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No tickets are needed. There are no reserved seats and your name will not be taken upon arrival. This Eventrbite is being used to generate awareness about the event!


Are there any more showings of your Black History Tribute: Head to the Sky?

The final showing of the Black History Tribute show will follow the presentation by Dr Harris on 3/1/19 at 8:00 pm

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: Sue Levine, Teacher-Librarian
Fernbank Science Center
Susan_Levine@dekalbschoolsga.org

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