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Citadel News Service

For Release
January 16, 2002


Harriet Tubman the focus of MLK Day event at The Citadel

Catherine Clinton, The Citadel's Mark W. Clark Professor of History, will discuss the life of Harriet Tubman as a part of Dr. Martin Luther King Day festivities at The Citadel.

A nationally recognized authority on women in the American South and a distinguished scholar, Clinton earned a joint degree in sociology and Afro-American studies from Harvard in 1973. Winning the Isobel Briggs Traveling Fellowship from Radcliffe College, she went on to England and subsequently received her masters degree in American Studies from the University of Sussex in 1974.

Clinton's talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 in Grimsley Hall Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

At The Citadel, Clinton is teaching courses on American slavery and reform movements during the 19th century and also conducts a lecture series on African-Americans and women in the U.S. armed forces

The General Mark Clark Chair of History was established in 1982 in honor of Gen. Mark Clark, the 11th president of the military college and a war hero whose service in the U.S. Army spanned 40 years. During World War II, Clark was commander of Allied troops that liberated Rome in 1944.



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