University of Delaware professor to speak at Rosa Parks Luncheon

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Erik McDuffie, professor of Black American studies and history at the University of Delaware, will be the keynote speaker at Rowan University's seventh annual Rosa Parks Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

Erik McDuffie, professor of Black American studies and history at the University of Delaware, will be the keynote speaker at Rowan University's seventh annual Rosa Parks Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 ($15 for students). To reserve tickets, contact Christine DiBlasi at 856-256-5940 or diblasi@rowan.edu.

Author of Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism, McDuffie has also published several scholarly articles in journals such as African Identities and An International Journal. In 2011, he was co-winner of the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for his work. McDuffie earned his doctorate from New York University in 2003.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Delaware, McDuffie taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received the 2010 Helen Corley Petit Award. He also received the Outstanding Teaching Award in African American Studies from the Department of African American Studies for the 2010-2011 school year.

Sponsored by Rowan's Africana Studies program, the annual luncheon is held to commemorate the late Rosa Parks, mother of the Civil Rights movement.

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