Megan Ming Francis To Speak on “Civil Rights, Freedom Fighters and Strategies for Today”
Feb. 5, 2015 — Megan Ming Francis, author of the book “Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State,” will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 in Ford Chapel at Allegheny College. The presentation, “Why We Can’t Wait: Civil Rights, Freedom Fighters and Strategies for Today,” is free and open to the public.
Francis’ work sits at the intersection of race, law, history, capitalism and civil rights. An assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, she earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University and a B.A. in political science and economics from Rice University.
Her talk is part of Allegheny College’s Year of Voting Rights and Democratic Participation, which celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2015 of the Voting Rights Act and explores the state of voting rights, broadly defined, in the world today. The Year of Voting Rights and Democratic Participation is the academic centerpiece of the college’s bicentennial celebration.
More information on Year of Voting Rights and Democratic Participation events at Allegheny College, which will feature a keynote presentation by renowned civil rights activist and MacArthur Award-winning educator Robert P. Moses on March 30, can be found at www.allegheny.edu/200.