Morris to Give Talk on ‘Women and Civil Rights Movement’

Published Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dr. Tiyi Morris will give a talk on “Women and the Civil Rights Movement” at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6 in the Lower Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Morris is an assistant professor of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University at Newark. She received her undergraduate degree in African and African American Studies and Liberal Studies from Emory University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University.

In addition to her teaching and research, Morris devotes time to mentoring young women on campus by facilitating Women of Color support groups and has been a faculty member of The Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy at Jackson State University since 2005.

Her talk will center on the role of women in the Civil Rights movement generally, and in Mississippi, specifically. She will draw on her newly published book, Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi. The talk will cover black history, and focus on the years after 1945.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, AOS and the Black Student Union.