African diplomat, civil rights journalist to present IU Branigin Lectures: News at IU: Indiana University


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A Ghanaian diplomat who advocates for women’s empowerment and a journalist who is widely recognized for her reporting on racial segregation will speak in Bloomington this fall as part of Indiana University’s Branigin Lecture Series.

Takyiwaa Manuh, professor emerita at the University of Ghana and former director of social development policy for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, will speak on “Empowerment … A Journey and Not a Destination” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Hodge Hall 2083.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a New York Times investigative journalist who specializes in civil rights coverage, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Her talk is part of IU Bloomington’s First Thursdays festival and is presented by the College Arts and Humanities…

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