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March 30: Noted historian's lecture marks Women's History Month

FREDERICK, Md.—A noted historian of girls and girlhood in America will give a lecture to mark Women’s History Month, March 30 at 7 p.m. in Coblentz Seminar Room at Hood College.

Drawing upon her new book, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration, Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, will discuss the role African American girls have played in shaping the goals, strategies and motivations for black activism during pivotal moments in U.S. history. Her talk, entitled Writing Black Girlhood: How Race and Gender Inform Our Ideas About Age, will also present an overview on how girls have symbolized hope for the future while sometimes complicating the way adults felt about the present.

Chatelain’s research focuses on the experiences of girls during the Great Migration era that occurred between 1910 and 1970, when six million African Americans moved out of the rural southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest and West. She has appeared on numerous PBS, CNN, C-SPAN and MSNBC news program to discuss race, history and current events.

For more information, contact Jay Driskell, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, at