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African Americans with disabilities in Antebellum South topic of talk

“What ‘Ability’ Is: Disabled African Americans Finding Power in the Antebellum South” will be discussed Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in University Hall Room 4180.

Dr. Jennifer Barclay, a faculty member of the History Department of the University of Akron, will be the speaker.

She has held fellowships in African-American studies at Case Western Reserve University Reserve and the University of Virginia. Barclay completed her doctorate in history at Michigan State University in 2011.

The free, public lecture is sponsored by the Disability Studies, Africana Studies and Master’s in Liberal Studies programs in conjunction with the departments of History, Sociology and Anthropology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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