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Former NAACP Chair Myrlie Evers Williams to Speak
May 15, 2006 - The Graziadio School of Business and Management Dean's Executive Leadership Series hosts Myrlie Evers Williams, Wednesday, May 17, 2006, on the Drescher Graduate Campus. A reception is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. with Mrs. Williams' presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Throughout her life, Williams has been an activist for the causes of racial and gender equality. After the 1963 murder of her first husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Williams returned to college and received her degree in sociology. She became the first African-American woman appointed as Commissioner for the Los Angeles Board of Public Works and the first woman to chair the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Williams will share her story and the knowledge she has gained along the way.
Attendance is free, but registration is required. For more information, please click here or call (310) 568-5639.