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Scholar on African history, heritage to give two-part Thayer Lecture at Randolph

Randolph College will host a two-part Thayer Lecture featuring Sheila Walker, a cultural anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker who has taught African and African American studies at the University of Texas, Austin, and directed the African Diaspora Program at Spelman College. On Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., Walker will show Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places, a... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture celebrates 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage movement

Kate Clarke Lemay

Kate Clarke Lemay, historian and curator for the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., will deliver the fall 2019 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. The lecture honors the centennial year of national woman suffrage in the United States and complements Lemay’s path-breaking... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture to focus on writings, life, and legacy of Frederick Douglass

Thayer lecture poster with photo of David Blight

Author and historian David Blight will trace the life and career of Frederick Douglass as part of the spring 2019 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture at Randolph College. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre, which is located in Smith... READ MORE >>

Internationally known author, filmmaker to discuss gender violence prevention for 2017 Thayer Lecture

Jackson Katz

Randolph College’s 2017 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will feature an internationally renowned educator, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who will discuss gender equality and gender and violence prevention. Jackson Katz, Ph.D. will give the lecture, “Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue” on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (inside Presser Hall).... READ MORE >>

Contributing editor of Newsweek, senior editor of Slate magazine presents Thayer Lecture at Randolph

Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick, a contributing editor at Newsweek and a senior editor at Slate magazine, presented the fall Thayer Lecture at Randolph Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Lithwick made a timely presentation, entitled “The Supreme Court in the Balance: What We Know About the 2016 Term and the Election.” Drawing upon her experience reporting on... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture speaker to discuss WWI’s influence on women

Thayer Lecture poster

Randolph College’s annual Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will examine the importance of World War I in shaping history as well as its influence and effect on the lives of women. Susan R. Grayzel will present the lecture, “Did Women Have a Great War?” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser... READ MORE >>