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Spotlight: Personally Speaking: Talk with You Like a Woman

Date Published:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dr. Cheryl Hicks, associate professor of history at UNC Charlotte, will bring forward the voices and views of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, in early 20th-century New York, in the Personally Speaking series on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 East 9th Street.

In her book Talk With You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935, and in her lecture, she explores the impact of racism and sexism on these women and their families. Through their stories Hicks sheds light on urban reform and criminal justice issues.

Personally Speaking supports the University’s mission to stake its claim as an educational, social and cultural resource to the greater Charlotte area.

In its second season, the Personally Speaking (P.S.) lecture series was developed to further connect the community with UNC Charlotte faculty and their work. Four events are hosted each year where faculty members speak and answer audience questions on books they have recently written. The setting is casual, with a reception offered after the discussion. The final event for the 2011-2012 series will be at Atkins Library on March 20, when Christine Davis will talk about Death: The Beginning of a Relationship.

Doors open at 6:15 PM, with the talk at 6:30 PM. A reception and book signing will follow. Attendance is free, but attendees must register via email or by calling 704-687-0085. Parking will be provided by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and is at 707 North Brevard Street. This is the third event in the 2011-2012 Personally Speaking Series, A Published Scholars Presentation Series and Reception presented by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and J. Murrey Atkins Library.