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  • LaVerne Gray: New SIS Lecturer, Lifetime Pursuer of Knowledge

    LaVerne GrayStrong African-American women have been present for almost all of the pivotal moments in LaVerne Gray’s career–both professionally and academically.

    These were the women she wrote about in her doctoral classes at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and for her dissertation, “In a Collective Voice:  Uncovering the Black Feminist Information Community of Activist Mothers in Chicago Public Housing, 1955-1970.” But apart from the historical figures who inspired her research, Gray can also point to specific women who were integral in getting her to push past her own limits, and expand her knowledge and education.

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