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Visiting scholar to discuss African-American women's history

(2-11-2000) -- Rosalyn Teborg-Penn, professor and coordinator of Graduate Programs in History at Morgan State University, will speak at a Black History Month colloquium on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. in Gasson 100. Teborg-Penn, who is founder of the Association of Black Women Historians, will discuss her recent research on African-American women's efforts to win the right to vote.

The author of numerous works on African-American women's history, Teborg-Penn is serving as the University's Visiting GYRO Scholar for Black History Month. Her 1998 monograph, African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote: 1850-1920, examines the stories of African-American activists and how they participated in the US women's suffrage movement.

Her appearance is sponsored through the GYRO - "Grow Your Own" - Project, which offers encouragement to African-American graduate students pursuing academic careers. Conceived by the Office for Affirmative Action and co-sponsored by the Office of the Academic Vice President, GYRO organizes appearancesby scholars of African-American descent, and presentations of papers on black history by BC graduate students that are later published in a bound volume.

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