Black History Month weekly brown bag lecture series
Noon to 1 p.m.
Vanderslice Hall reception room
KCAI's Black History Month weekly brown bag lunch speaker series kicks off with a presentation by Dorthea Williams, Ph.D., executive director of Black Archives of Mid-America (BAMA). Dr. Williams holds a doctorate in American studies from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Her dissertation, “Kansas Grows the Best Wheat and the Best Race Women: Black Women’s Club Movement in Kansas 1900-1930,” contains research that explores the importance of preserving the histories of African Americans in the Midwest and Central Plains. Her research underscores the narratives of black migration, community development, entrepreneurial gains, the spirit of ingenuity and the hope invested in new land. Williams is a native of Topeka, Kan.