Professor Beth Hopkins has chapter published in book outlining American Indian and African American historic struggles

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Wake Forest Law Professor Beth Hopkins has written a chapter in a new textbook, “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History.”

Hopkins’  chapter, “The Making of an African-American Family,” was published on April 30, 2013, in Anthony Parent’s and Ulrike Wiethaus’ new textbook which outlines the historic struggles in the south.

“The chapter chronicles the story of the survival of my mother’s family during the depression, the determination of my grandfather who was the father of eight  children and who walked 20 miles a day to work to keep his family from starving, and the family’s daily struggles which led to a gradual emergence into a successful middle class African-American family,” Hopkins explained.

Hopkins serves as the director of outreach for the law school. Her broad legal experience includes serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Virginia and Louisiana, an Assistant Attorney General in the Commonwealth of Virginia, an attorney providing legal assistance to various units of Wake Forest University, and an associate in a private law firm.

Hopkins has taught courses for the Wake Forest History Department and the American Ethnic Studies Program as well as a course in Business Drafting for the law school.

The book is now available for purchase on Amazon.