Speaker to discuss African American settlement in Wisconsin
Victoria Tashjian will discuss “African American settlement in 19th-century northeast Wisconsin” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
A history professor at St. Norbert College, Tashjian will address a near-lost strand in the state’s history, its Africa American community.
Tashjian received both her master’s degree and doctorate in African history at Northwestern University in Illinois. In 1990 she served as a Research Associate at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana.
She joined the faculty of St. Norbert College in De Pere in 1992.
The recipient of St. Norbert College’s Donald B. King Distinguished Scholar Award in 2000 and the Leonard Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012, Tashjian devotes much of her time to diversity and international issues.
She currently serves as director of the college’s international studies and women’s and gender studies programs.
Winchester Academy programs are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations from community members who support the Academy. Tashjian’s program is sponsored by Patricia Hollenbeck.
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