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02-09-2001

Son Of Influential Civil Rights Pioneer W.E.B. Dubois To Speak At Clarkson Feb. 16

David DuBois, son of W.E.B. DuBois, will discuss the life and times of his father in a program titled “The Legacy and Influence of W.E.B. DuBois” on Friday, February 16, at 6:45 p.m. in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus center. Doors open at 6:35 p.m.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the Clarkson Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and SPECTRUMM (Students Proposing to Engineer Cultural and Thorough Relations Uniting the Minority and Majority). DuBois’ appearance is made possible contributions of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and the Office of Student Activities.

A professor of Afro-American studies and journalism at the University of Massachusetts, David DuBois will trace the life and works of his father, an influential civil rights pioneer and co-founder of the NAACP, over his 95 years and his devotion to the struggle of African-Americans against segregation and discrimination over the twentieth century.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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