Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis
The Kinder Institute, a JMC partner program, will continue its Friday Colloquium Series with MU Assistant Professor of History Keona K. Ervin, who will discuss her new book in which she investigates black working-class women’s struggle for economic justice from the rise of New Deal liberalism in the 1930s to the social upheavals of the 1960s.
Friday, February 2, 2018 • 3:30PM
Jesse Hall 410 • University of Missouri
St. Louis native Keona K. Ervin is Assistant Professor of African-American History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. A Center for Missouri Studies Faculty Fellow at the State Historical Society of Missouri, Ervin is the author of Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis (University of Kentucky Press, 2017), and she has published articles in International Labor and Working-Class History, Journal of Civil and Human Rights, and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society. She is a recipient of the Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Arts and Sciences Faculty Fellowship from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the Huggins-Quarles Dissertation Award from the Organization of American Historians.
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