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Scholar discusses transcripts from segregated schools

March 25, 2011

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Photo of Hilton Kelly.KALAMAZOO--Dr. Hilton Kelly, a scholar of education in African American history and culture, will speak on "Like Being Untied and Tickled at the Same Time: Hidden Transcripts in Memories of Legally Segregated Schools for Blacks," from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, in 3025 Brown Hall at Western Michigan University. The event is open to the public free of charge.

An assistant professor of education at Davidson College, Kelly specializes in the study of teachers' lives and careers during the Jim Crow Era. He earned a bachelor's degree in history at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and a master's degree in labor studies, and doctoral degree in sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A member of the faculty at Davidson since 2007, he previous taught at Amherst College and Denison University.

Kelly's lecture is presented by the History Graduate Student Organization. Contact Katherine Ellison, organization president, at katherine.e.ellison@wmich.edu for more information.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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