Lecture: Ramla Bandele, “Rescuing Henrietta: The Story of An African American Woman Activist”

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Date(s) - 10/25/2013
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Campus Center, Room CE 268


IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI Fall 2013 Sabbatical Speaker Series

Ramla Bandele, Associate Professor of Political Science

Before Ella Baker and Rosa Parks, there was Henrietta Vinton Davis, a principal activist who achieved the rank of vice president in the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). Nearly lost to the true story of UNIA until now, Davis’ work was buried in the footnotes.