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Genes, Guts and Grit: The Legacy of Three Extraordinary African American Women

On February 29, 2012 Dr. Ruth Wilson spoke in the University Scholar Series hosted by Provost Ellen Junn at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Ruth Wilson is a Professor and the Chair of the African-American Studies Department at SJSU. Her current research focuses on African American women and the new black diversity in the African-American community. In this seminar, Ruth Wilson provides an overview of three women "She-roes" in American history: Lucy Terry Prince, Maria Stewart, and Henrietta Lacks, whose contributions add texture to the characteristic descriptions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th century American woman. Their pursuits of life, liberty, and happiness included extraordinary acts of courage, intellect, strength, and generosity.

Date of Event

Spring 2-29-2012


Lucy Terry Prince, Maria W. Stewart, Henrietta Lacks, African American women, Biography


African American Studies


1 streaming video file (53 min.) : digital, sound, color. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

University Scholar Series: Ruth Wilson