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Distinguished historian Stephanie Shaw speaking as part of Women's History Month

Shaw discussing implications for studying slavery, slave families, Antebellum era

03/12/07

Renowned historian Stephanie J. Shaw is speaking on Monday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. Her lecture, titled, “Grandmothers, Granny Women and Old Aunts: Implications for Studying Slavery, Slave Families and the Antebellum Era,” is part of the University’s Equity and Excellence Lecture Series.

Shaw is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University. Her research interests focus on the history of African Americans, especially African-American women. Her first major work, What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do, examines black professional women during the Jim Crow Era. It won the Letitia Woods Brown Prize for the best book in African-American history. Shaw’s forthcoming scholarship includes a book on African-American slave women and another on black women during the Great Depression.