Dr. Lillian S. Williams, an associate professor in the department of transnational studies at the University at Buffalo, will present on “African-American Women in the Age of Suffrage” at 5:30 p.m. on March 15 at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, located at 825 Depot Avenue West in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The free, public event is presented by Niagara University’s women’s studies program, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and the Public Relations Student Society of Niagara.

“The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center is pleased to host Dr. Lillian Williams in the heart of the Niagara Falls community,” said Ally Spongr, director and curator the NFURHC. “We recognize and support the importance of African American women to emancipation efforts, the women’s suffrage movement, civil rights and creating change throughout history and today, right here in our local communities. With enthusiasm, we welcome Dr. Williams and our neighbors to join us for this momentous event.”

For more information, please contact Dr. Shannon Risk, associate professor of history at Niagara University, at srisk@niagara.edu.

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