UCM Professor Selected as Panelist for KCMO NAACP Black History Event
Dr. Delia Cook Gillis, UCM Professor of History and Director for the Center for Africana Studies will be a panelist for the KCMO NAACP Black History Program: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.
Gillis holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of numerous publications including a photographic history entitled Kansas City from arcadia Publishing Black America series. Her essays, articles, and reviews appear in The Public Historian, Public History Resource Center, Jackson County Historical Society Journal, and the Encyclopedia of African American Business. Gillis serves on the Board of Directors of the Black Archives of Mid-America, the Gem Educational and Cultural Center, and is President of the Kansas City Booklovers Club founded in 1904.
With Dr. Clarence Lang, Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas and Mr. Lyle Gibson, Instructor of History at Penn Valley Community College, Gillis will be discussing the gap between the promise and practice of the constitutional amendments ratified since the Civil War, as well as recent attacks on civil rights. A special award will be presented at the event to Dr. Julia H. Hill for her contributions to the Civil Rights movement over the past 60 years.
When: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.
Cost: Free of charge
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