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Date: February 7, 2006
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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Montgomery College to Host Lecture on the History of African American Women and the Right to Vote, Feb. 23 at Rockville Campus

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In honor of Black History Month, Montgomery College will host a lecture by Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn about African American women in the struggle for the right to vote on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.  She will discuss the role that African American women played in the suffrage movement as well as the more contemporary struggle that women faced in the South in the 1960s and the subsequent Voting Rights Acts.  The lecture will take place in the Theatre Arts Arena on the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.

Dr. Terborg-Penn is a professor and coordinator of graduate programs in history at Morgan State University and a founder of the Association of Black Women Historians.  She is the author of “African-American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920” and co-author of “Black Women in America: An Encyclopedia,” among many others. 

Dr. Terborg-Penn’s lecture is free and open to the public.  Immediately following her talk, she will hold a book signing with copies of her books available for sale. 

For more information or to request accommodations for persons with disabilities, call 301-279-5355 or go to www.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/wstudies.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md.  The College serves more than 55,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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