Lecture on "Memory and the Civil Rights Movement" by Valerie Smith
Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 4:00pm

What: Valerie Smith, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and director of African-American Studies at Princeton University, will present a lecture and multimedia presentation on "Memory and the Civil Rights Movement," at Portland State University.

When: Reception and Book Signing: 4-4:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 4:30 p.m.

Where: The event will be at PSU's Cramer Hall, room 494 (1721 S.W. Broadway). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patricia Schechter at 503-725-3007 or

Valerie Smith's research and teaching interests include African-American literature and culture, black feminist theory, black film and twentieth century U. S. literature. She is the author of Self-Discovery and Authority in Afro-American Narrative, and Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Black Feminist Readings.

The event is co-sponsored by PSU's Black Studies department, History department, Women's Studies department, Student Speakers' Board, Academically-Controlled Auxiliary Activities Committee, and PSU Friends of History.