You’re invited to attend Shirley Chisholm Day 2016 held in the Woody Tanger Auditorium ar the Brooklyn College library! Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Sherie Randolph.
Dr. Randolph is an associate professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the founder of the Black Feminist Think Tank. Formerly an associate professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Randolph’s book Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical, published by the University of North Carolina Press (October 2015), examines the connections between the Black Power, civil rights, New Left and feminist movements.
The former Associate Director of the Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, has received several grants and fellowships for her work, most recently being awarded fellowships from Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Center and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Randolph teaches courses on social movements, black feminist theory, gender, race and incarceration, Black Power, African American history, and women’s history. During the 2015-2016 academic year, she was the Ella Baker Visiting Associate Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Randolph is currently researching and writing her second book “Free Them All”: African American Women Political Exiles in Cuba.