Author visits UMES for Black History Month

  • Friday, February 3, 2012

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 3, 2012)Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, associate professor of history at Siena College in New York, is a guest lecturer for Black History Month at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

    Dorsey's topic, "African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland," is based on her recent book of the same title.  The lecture takes place Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Food Science Technology Building, Room 1102, at the university.

    She is the director of the Center for Revolutionary Era Studies at Siena.  Dorsey's teaching and research interests are in the history of the early American republic.   She focuses on African American and labor history.

     Dorsey earned a bachelor's from Emory University in Atlanta, a master's from Boston College and a doctorate from Georgetown University.

    UMES also celebrates Black History Month with a lecture, "Roots of the Rivalry between Morgan State and UMES" on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre.  The lecture is followed by a walking tour "Hidden History of UMES" from 3:30-5 p.m. beginning at the Student Services Center courtyard. 

    Black History Month events are free and open to the public.  Call 410-651-6669 for more information.

    ###

     

    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.