MISSOULA – One of the nation’s top scholars in African-American history will present the next installment of the 2017-18 President’s Lecture Series at the University of Montana.

Darlene Clark Hine is an emeritus Board of Trustees professor of African-American studies and professor of history at Northwestern University. She will present “Black Professionals: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement, 1895-1955” at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in collaboration with UM’s African-American Studies Program, which celebrates 50 years this month. The lecture, held in the Dennison Theatre, is free and open to the public.

Hine also will lead a seminar the same day titled “The Rights of Citizens: Black Professionals in Medicine and Law, 1895-1954” at 3 p.m. in Gallagher Business School Room 123.

Dr. Darlene Clark Hine (Photo: UM/Eileen Molony)

After earning her doctorate in history at Kent State University in 1975, she taught at South Carolina State University, Purdue University and Michigan State University. She recently retired from active teaching.

Hine is a Fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and former president of both the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. She served as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. In 2013, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony.

Hine’s courses at Northwestern included Black Women in the 20th Century, Gender and Black Masculinity, the Black Chicago Renaissance, History of Black Women in the Diaspora, and African-American Women and Women in the African Diaspora. She has written or co-edited 15 books.

The President’s Lecture Series at UM consists of seven talks throughout the academic year on vital topics by distinguished guest speakers. For more information on the series, click HERE.