PORTALES – African-American Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University is presenting "Ain't I a Woman" at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building on the Portales campus.
ENMU Alumna Yvette Kaufmann-Bell, director of the New Mexico State Office of African-American Affairs, will discuss how women, particularly African-Americans, played important roles in the battles for racial equality. Very few female civil rights figures were widely known. Women risked their lives and worked tirelessly, demanding social revolution, but history has often overlooked many of them. Being a woman of color meant facing both racism and sexism. Kaufmann-Bell will look at some of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.
For more information, call 575-562-2437 or email ENMU.AfricanAmericanAffairs@enmu.edu.