Pioneering Legislator Carol Moseley Braun to Discuss "Gender and Politics" at Sept. 18 Public Lecture at Smith
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Carol Moseley Braun, the first African-American woman in the Senate and, recently, a Democratic candidate for president, will address “Gender and Politics” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at John M. Greene Hall, Smith College.
The lecture is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Braun, who has also served as a U.S. ambassador, state representative and assistant U.S. attorney, is recognized for her work in civil and appellate law, housing, health policy, civil rights and environmental issues. In her 1992 race for the Senate, she carried Illinois with more votes than any candidate received in that or any subsequent election; in her campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2004 presidential election she qualified for more states’ ballots than any woman in U.S. history.
Braun’s lecture inaugurates a series of events at Smith in observance of Otelia Cromwell Day, centered around the theme of civic participation and engagement in contemporary America. Otelia Cromwell was Smith’s first known African-American graduate. Each fall, a series of events in her name examines issues of diversity and social change.
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