On February 29, 2012 Dr. Ruth Wilson spoke in the University Scholar Series hosted by Provost Ellen Junn at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Ruth Wilson is a Professor and the Chair of the African-American Studies Department at SJSU. Her current research focuses on African American women and the new black diversity in the African-American community. In this seminar, Ruth Wilson provides an overview of three women "She-roes" in American history: Lucy Terry Prince, Maria Stewart, and Henrietta Lacks, whose contributions add texture to the characteristic descriptions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th century American woman. Their pursuits of life, liberty, and happiness included extraordinary acts of courage, intellect, strength, and generosity.

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University Scholar Series

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San José State's University Scholar Series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, and the Spartan Bookstore. Hosted by the Provost, this series provides a unique opportunity for SJSU faculty members to showcase their important…


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San José State's University Scholar Series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, and the Spartan Bookstore. Hosted by the Provost, this series provides a unique opportunity for SJSU faculty members to showcase their important research and scholarly activities. During each semester there are typically three speakers. All students, faculty, and staff members are invited to attend these events. Members of the public are welcome as well!

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