Darlene Clark Hine

Darlene Clark Hine

Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History, Northwestern University

"Black Professionals: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1895-1955"

8:00 PM Monday, February 12, 2018
Dennison Theatre

"The Rights of Citizens: Black Professionals in Medicine and Law, 1895-1954"

3:00 PM Monday, February 12, 2018
GBB 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Darlene Clark Hine. After earning a Ph.D. in history at Kent State University in 1975, she taught at South Carolina State University, Purdue University, and Michigan State University before becoming a Board of Trustees Professor at Northwestern. She recently retired from active teaching. Professor Hine is a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and former president of the Organization of American Historians and of the Southern Historical Association. She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. In 2013, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony.

As a teacher and researcher, Professor Hine has been a leading scholar in the field of African-American history. Her courses at Northwestern included Black Women in the 20th Century, Gender and Black Masculinity, the Black Chicago Renaissance, History of Black Women in the Diaspora, and African-American Women and Women in the African Diaspora. She has written or co-edited fifteen books. Some of her recent publications include:

The African-American Odyssey (2013, 6th ed.), with William C. Hine and Stanley C. Harrold

Black Europe and the African Diaspora (2009), co-editor with Trica Danielle Keaton and Stephen Small

Black Women in America, Historical Encyclopedia, 3 vols. (2005), co-editor with Elsa Barkley Brown

Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas (new 2003 ed.)

The Harvard Guide to African American History, vol. 1 (2001), co-edited with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Leon F. Litwack

Crossing Boundaries: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora (2000), co-edited with Jacqueline McLeod

A Question of Manhood: A Reader in Black Men’s History and Masculinity (2 vols., 1999 and 2001), co-edited with Earnestine Jenkins

A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America (1998), co-written with Kathleen Thompson

The seminar will concern her forthcoming book, “The Black Professional Class: Physicians, Nurses, Lawyers, and the Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1890-1955.”

In addition, that evening at 8:00 P.M. in the Dennison Theatre she will give a town-gown lecture, “Black Professionals: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1895-1955.” The seminar and the lecture are co-sponsored by the African-American Studies Program.