In honor of Black History Month, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Civic Engagement will host the annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture on Wednesday, February 1st.  Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, will be the guest speaker.  All are welcome to this event, though registration is required.  The event begins at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.

Marley Dias, who is only 11 years old, founded #1000BlackGirlBooks, in order to increase diversity in children’s literature after she noticed that the books she read rarely feature black girls as the main character.  She began to collect and distribute books focused on black girls’ experiences, and as of now has collected over 4,000 titles.   

Questions regarding this lecture should be directed to Associate Chancellor Nyeema Watson