Civil rights movement historian Danielle McGuire to lecture at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 07 February 2011

MONTGOMERY—Author and historian Danielle McGuire will discuss her new book, “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power,” during a free lecture at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Monday, Feb. 14.

The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

McGuire will also deliver a free lecture at the Troy Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre.

McGuire, a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., will speak about the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a movement for women’s dignity.

Her new book explores the origins of the civil rights movement and its connection to the rape of black women.

McGuire has been the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching and research, including the 2008 Lerner Scott Prize for her dissertation on sexualized racial violence and the African American freedom struggle.

The lecture is part of the University’s Black History Month lecture series and is sponsored by TROY and a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.