Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Inaugural Lecture Series

On Thursday September 13, 2012, the Simon Schwob Memorial Library, the Center for International Education, and the Department of History and Geography will begin the Inaugural Lecture Series for the M.A. in History, Race, Ethnicity, and Society with two distinguished speakers: Drs. Georg and Wilma Iggers.

Renown authors, Drs. Georg and Wilma Iggers have worked for six decades in promoting peace, in cultivating relations among international scholars, and in resolving ethnic and racial conflicts in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Drs. Georg and Wilma Iggers were pioneering figures in the American Civil Rights struggle in the 1950s. They helped formulate the legal basis for the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, and were instrumental in the fight to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. They fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, and have since dedicated their lives to promoting social justice and peace.

Lecture Schedule:
Thursday, September 13th
Dr. Wilma Iggers

“My Life in Revolutionary Times: Considerations of Race and Gender in Czechoslovakia, Canada, and the American South”
The Center for International Education, Spencer Event Hall, 12:30 PM

Dr. Georg Iggers
“Civil Rights in Little Rock, Arkansas in the 1950s. Reflections of a Jewish Refugee from Nazi Germany”
Simon Schwob Memorial Library, 3:30 PM (Refreshments will be served at 3:00 PM)

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