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A Conversation with Dr. Flonzie Brown Wright

March 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Flonize Brown Wright

The W’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council welcomes Dr. Flonzie Brown Wright to campus for a celebration of DEI Award winners. During the Civil Rights Movement, Wright helped register thousands of voters in Mississippi. She was the first African American female elected official in Mississippi post-Reconstruction and authored the best-selling autobiography Looking Back to Move Ahead, which chronicles her journey growing up in a small Mississippi town through her work in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. She worked directly with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many other humanitarian activists, both locally and nationally. Her experiences are documented in a 1997 film entitled Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders (which is being screened earlier this month, on March 7). Dr. Wright will speak and a reception and book signing will follow at 5. Free and open to the public.
4-6 p.m.


March 20, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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