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dc.contributor.authorMcNeil, Genna Rae
dc.description.abstractIt is my privilege now to introduce our very distinguished commencement speaker. A 1969 Cum Laude graduate of Kalamazoo College, she is widely recognized as an authority in the field of African American history and the social movements in the United States in the twentieth century. She holds the rank of Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, and is the author of a noteworthy biography on civil rights leader Charles Hamilton Houston that has received high praise from a number of reviewers including those in the New York Times and in Ebony Magazine. That same biography also won the 1984 American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for its outstanding contribution to the legal history of the United States. She today remains committed to the cause of Civil Rights and liberties through her continuing research on African American women and social movements, the African American religious experience, and African American youth. She lives in her own life the ideals she extols in her scholarship. She has spend a lifetime being concerned about church, about school, and about community. She has held the position of Ecumenical Officer and Deputy Secretary General of the American Baptist Churches of the United States of America, a multi-racial denomination of more than one-million members. We are very pleased and indeed humbled that she has returned to her alma mater to provide today’s commencement address. It is my sincere honor to introduce to all of you and especially those who are taking your degrees this afternoon, a fellow alumna, Professor Genna Rae McNeil.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Commencements Collection
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dc.subject.lcshBaccalaureate addresses--Kalamazoo College.
dc.subject.lcshCommencement ceremonies.
dc.title1998 Commencement Addressen_US

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