Prominent Human Rights Activist to Lecture April 25

Prominent Human Rights Activist to Lecture April 25

The UNH student chapter of the NAACP will host a lecture on Monday, April 25, titled “Social Justice: In the Eyes of Kathleen Cleaver.” The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Bucknall Theater in Dodds Hall.

Cleaver is a professor of law at Emory University and is known for her involvement with the Black Panther Party. She was the first female member of the Black Panther Party’s decision-making body. She dropped out of Barnard College in 1966 to work full time with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She has worked to free imprisoned freedom fighters, including Geronimo Pratt, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Marilyn Buck.

She graduated from Yale with a bachelor’s degree in history and went on to Yale Law School. Prior to teaching at Emory, she was a professor at Yale.

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