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Shamin Speaker Series: Dr. Edna Greene Medford

October 29, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Foundation was proud to host the first event for the Shamin Speaker Series, made possible by a major gift from Amishi & Neil Amin (’96), on October 25, 2019.  Dr. Edna Greene Medford, professor at Howard University specializing in nineteenth century African-American history, spoke at the 2019 induction ceremony for History Honor Society.  Dr. Medford spoke on the topic of common misconceptions and inconvenient truths about American slavery, marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in Virginia.  She graciously followed her talk with a lively Q&A session with students.  Thanks to Matt McGuire for arranging this event, to Dr. Medford for making the journey to Richmond, and to the Amin and Shamin Hotels families for making this remarkable opportunity available to students.

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