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Mary Frances Berry

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Mary Frances Berry

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6 p.m., Show Me Center

For more than four decades, Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most respected voices in our nation's civil rights, gender equality, and social justice movements. Serving as chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans over the course of four presidential administrations. A trailblazer for women and African-Americans alike, she became the first woman to head a major research university, serving at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Berry’s books cover a wide range of subjects, from the history of constitutional racism in America to the politics of parenthood. Her most recent book, “Power in Words: The Stories Behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, From the State House to the White House,” offers insight into President Obama’s most memorable speeches.

With fierce determination, Berry never backs down. Her clarion call challenges everyone to stand up, to stand tall, and to never give up the fight.

Tickets for this event will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 28.


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