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Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)

The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

Invites you to an MLK event: #IAmNotHidden with keynote speaker Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Fugures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

The phenomenal true story of the black female "human computers" who used math to change their own lives---and their country's future.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

915 E. Washington St. - Rackham Auditorium​

4:00 p.m. - Keynote with Q&A

Stamps Auditorium (North Campus)

​7:00 p.m. - Fireside Chat

7:45 p.m. - Reception & Book Signing

(Book Signing Sponsored by DAAS)

Please join us as we celebrate the women and people of color who have made contributions to American innovation while pursuing the American Dream!


We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) needs you—because the world needs Victors.


  • Martha S. Jones, Presidential Bicentennial Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Megan Sweeney, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, Afroamerican and African Studies and Women's Studies
  • Tiya Miles, Mary Henrietta Graham Distinguished University Professor of African American Women's History, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, American Culture, History, and Women's Studies

Event Date:  January 18, 2017

Event Time:  4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Location:  Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)

This panel of U-M faculty members will discuss the recent book, Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) edited by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage.

This event is part of IRWG's Gender: New Works, New Questions series and the university's annual MLK Symposium.