Please join the Northeastern Illinois University Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the annual MLK Day Lecture featuring Dr. Barbara Ransby. This will be a virtual talk.
Barbara Ransby is the John D. MacArthur Chair and Distinguished Professor of History, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Black Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago where she directs the Social Justice Initiative. She is also the author of three books, Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson, Making All Black Lives Matter: Re-imagining Freedom in the 21st Century and the award winning, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement. Dr. Ransby is a longtime Black feminist activist, author and scholar, and has received numerous awards for her work including the Angela Y. Davis award from the American Studies Association, Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association and the Freedom Scholars Award from the Marguerite Casey Foundation. She publishes regularly in various scholarly and popular venues and is past president of the National Women's Studies Association (2016-2018). In 2017, Dr. Ransby was honored as “one of the top 25 women in higher education,” by the publication, Diverse Issues in Higher Education.