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Black Women in Politics Oral History Project

"The Scholarship of Duchess Harris: Inspiration, Communication, and Disputations from Baby Boomers to Gen Alpha (and everyone in between)" was presented by Gina M. Newton of Claremont Graduate University. >> Watch the video

Inspiring Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

(Courtesy EPISD) Watch Duchess Harris share her story with students to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM. The EPISD TV Studio is a professional development resource aimed at motivating our educators and administrators to integrate technology into our classrooms.

Harris Speaks at Minnesota Dept. of Human Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration

(courtesy The Minnesota Department of Human Rights) The Minnesota Department of Human Rights held a 50th anniversary celebration at the State Capitol Rotunda April 27th. Distinguished speakers and an artistic performance celebrated the successes of MDHR in protecting human rights. The event, which featured the theme "Creating a More Perfect Union", included keynote speakers Dr. Josie Johnson and Dr. Duchess Harris. Dr. Johnson, a legendary Civil Rights leader and the first African American Regent at the University of Minnesota, provided remarks on the history leading up to the creation of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in 1967. Dr. Harris, chair of American Studies at Macalester Co

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