One of the most valued benefits for Bascom Hill Society members is the opportunity to hear outstanding faculty presentations at Society events, and Tuesday’s Showcase Luncheon was no exception. Professor Brenda Gayle Plummer offered a unique historical perspective on how leaders at home and abroad helped shape the civil rights movement in America following World War II.
After guests enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Fluno Center, they were treated to a presentation from Professor Plummer, who began her teaching career in 1973 and joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. She holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Afro-American Studies and History. Professor Plummer is the author of two books on Haitian-American relations, and one on African Americans and U.S. foreign affairs. She edited the anthology, “Window on Freedom: Race, Civil Rights and Foreign Affairs,” and served on the U.S. Department of State, Historical Advisory Committee.
The Society includes the most generous alumni and friends of the university. Topics are timely and often generate lively conversation between guests.
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Watch or listen to the presentation, The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.