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History of the African American YWCA in Dallas, 1920 – 1960
February 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
In celebration of African American History Month, join us for a talk on Dallas African American women’s activism. Dr. Kimberly Hill will present the history of the African American Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Dallas from the 1920s to 1960. She will demonstrate how the social justice work of the women anticipated the local civil rights movement and analyze the YWCA’s connections to other Texas organizations and major regional events. She will also share examples from the wealth of archival resources she has uncovered. Don’t miss!
Kimberly Hill specializes in African American transnational history and Protestant missions studies. Hill earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 and studied abroad at the University of Cape Town for two semesters. She has taught within the University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts and Humanities since 2014 with a previous appointment at Del Mar College. Her forthcoming book, Feeding Body and Spirit, analyzes the influence of historically black industrial education on African American Presbyterians working in the Belgian Congo. It will be published by the University Press of Kentucky this October.