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Prof. John Dittmer to Speak at Park University's Black History Month Celebration

January 2, 2005

john dittmer.jpgJanuary 2, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will be a keynote speaker at Park University's celebration of Black History Month 2005. Park's Web site states that a program "on Wednesday, February 16 features John Dittmer, Ph.D., professor of history at DePauw University. Dittmer's special area of interest is the civil rights movement in Mississippi, which he has studied and researched for more than 30 years. He is the author of Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, which received the Herbert G. Gutman Award, the Lillian Smith Book Award, the McLemore Prize from the Mississippi Historical Society and the Bancroft Prize."

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin' House at the Park University Parkville, Missouri campus.

Learn more about the program, which is free and open to all, by clicking here, or call (816) 584-6364 for more information.