UA Guest Lecture to Discuss Civil Rights Movement

  • February 3rd, 2000

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama departments of American studies, African American studies, women’s studies and the School of Social Work are sponsoring Joan C. Browning as a visiting lecturer on Feb. 16-17.

Browning will speak on her experiences as a white, southern, civil rights activist in the early 1960s. While on the UA campus, she will address five different classes. All lectures are open to interested visitors.

Browning is a freelance writer and has written extensively about West Virginia tourism attractions. She is a former columnist, writing the weekly article “History Lesson” for West Virginia Daily News and The Greenbrier Valley Ranger.

As a native of Georgia, Browning has lived on Fort Hill for almost a quarter of a century. She is a part-time contract development consultant to Greenbrier Community College Foundation Inc., and has used local history both to inspire local donations and to help direct the adaptive reuse of Greenbrier Hall as a modern educational infrastructure.

She has also taught writing for advertising at Concord College and has taught ethics at Greenbrier Community College Center. Browning has lectured in classes and seminars at numerous universities such as The College of William and Mary, Washington & Lee University and DePauw University.

Browning’s speaking schedule (including time, location and class) is as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 16:

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 101 Little Hall, SW 442: Social Work Practice with Communities.

2-4:30 p.m.,102 ten Hoor, AMS 492/592: Seminar on the Civil Rights Movement.

6-8:50 p.m.,104 Little Hall, SW 351: Oppression & Social Injustice.

Thursday, Feb. 17:

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 30 ten Hoor, AAST 301: African American Experience.

2-4:30 p.m., 108 Manly, WS 532: Issues and Problems in Women Studies Research.


Carin Charles or Linda Hill, Office of Media Relations, 205/348-8325

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