Author, Historian Darlene Clark Hine to Lecture at Hamilton

Darlene Clark Hine, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of History at Michigan State University and a noted author, will give a lecture, "Black Professionals and Race Consciousness: The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement 1890-1950," on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m, in the Chapel at Hamilton College. This is the first lecture in the Christine Johnson Voices of Color Lecture Series, with sponsorship from the Africana Studies department and the President's Office. It is free and open to the public.

Hine has written and edited widely on African-American history, particularly on black women. Most recently she co-edited The Harvard Guide to African-American History (Harvard University Press, 2001). She is a co-author of the textbook The African-American Odyssey, Volumes 1 and 2, with William C. Hine and Stanley Harrold (Prentice Hall, 2000, 2002), and the award-winning two-volume set, Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1993) with Elsa Barkley Brown and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. She is editor of A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity Volume I (1999) and II (2001) with Earnestine Jenkins Bloomington. Her forthcoming book is Black Professionals and Race Consciousness: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1890-1955.

In 1990 her book Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950 (1989) was named Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights, received the Lavinia L. Dock Book award from the American Association for the History of Nursing, and was awarded the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians.

Hine has been awarded grant support from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Ford Foundation. She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and at the National Humanities Center. Hine is one of the recipients of the Detroit News Michiganian of the Year Award for 2002. She is past president of the Organization of American Historians, is vice president of the Southern Historical Association and will serve as president beginning in November.

Hine earned a bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. In 1987 she was named the John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State, where she is director of the comparative black history Ph.D. program. In 1997 she was the Avalon Visiting Distinguished Professor in American History at Northwestern University, Evanston, and in 1996 was Harold Washington Visiting Professor of Roosevelt University. From 1974 through 1986 she served Purdue University in various administrative capacities, including vice provost.

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