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Eleanor Roosevelt scholar to headline UW-Green Bay Historical Perspectives event

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A prominent George Washington University professor will speak on Eleanor Roosevelt and the issue of human rights at 2:15 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The address from Prof. Allida Black, author of Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism, is the semester’s third installment of UW-Green Bay’s long-running Historical Perspectives Lecture Series. The series featured original Freedom Rider Hank Thomas Feb. 15, and Georgetown University Prof. Joseph McCartin March 5.

Black, a research professor of History and International Affairs, is project director and editor of “The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers,” a project designed to preserve, teach and apply Roosevelt’s writing and discussions of human rights and democratic politics. She has been widely published and is the recipient of numerous awards at her university and elsewhere. She will speak in the Christie Theatre of UW-Green Bay’s University Union.

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, first organized in 1985, is the foremost activity of the Center for History and Social Change at UW-Green Bay. The annual series of talks by a wide variety of historians and social scientists is made possible thanks to funds from the University, the Democracy and Justice Studies Student Organization, the UW-Green Bay University League and the UW-Green Bay Founders Association. Supporters hope to create an endowment for continued support of the lecture series.

The Center for History and Social Change promotes historical thought, study and discourse at UW-Green Bay and in the larger community through lectures, seminars and other campus events. It is associated most directly with the University’s academic program in Democracy and Justice Studies, and pursues its activities in relation to that program’s goals. It also works closely with other academic programs to reinforce and support UW-Green Bay’s interdisciplinary mission. Information about the center and the series, including past lectures, can be found at www.uwgb.edu/centerhsc.

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