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Professor Beth Hopkins to discuss African-American women in the 20th century on Tuesday, Feb. 21

Professor Beth Hopkins

Professor Beth Hopkins

As part of Black History Month, Professor Beth Hopkins will discuss African-American women who are not as well-known historically, but who have had an important place in the history of the steps leading up to the Brown v. Board of Education case and the aftermath of Brown from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. 

There will be a brief overview of the legal battles that civil rights activists fought to secure equal educational opportunities for African-American children. Hopkins, who is the law school’s director of outreach, plans to bring to light some of the African-American women who paved the road for equal access to education in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Those interested in attending the event can register here.