Black History Month: Virtual book club and discussion with Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke

Fermilab’s African American/Black Association, Women’s Initiative and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are excited to co-sponsor a two-part event to help honor Black History Month.

The first event is a book club discussion of “A Black Woman’s Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about Race, Class, and Gender in America,” by Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke. The event will be on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from noon-1 p.m. CST.

To register, click here (Services log-in required).

The second event will feature a discussion with the author, Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 1-2 p.m. CST.  The discussion will focus on learning about the author and overview of the book. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

To register, click here (Services log-in required).

If accommodations are needed for these events, please contact Anahi Ruiz Beltran.


To learn more about the author:

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke is the Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity, and Professor of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. At Virginia Tech, she oversees the Office for Inclusion and Diversity, the Office for Strategic Affairs, and the Council on Virginia Tech History. She was selected as the 2021 Inclusive Excellence Individual Leadership Award recipient by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. She is also on the editorial board for Insight Into Diversity. In addition, she is the founder of the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference and the Black College Institute at Virginia Tech. Dr. Pratt’s teaching and research interests include issues of race, class, and gender in education, with a focus on the transdisciplinary analysis of diversity issues in higher education. A Black Woman’s Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about Race, Gender, and Class in America was awarded the 2018 American Education Studies Association Critics’ Choice Book Award for outstanding scholarship.

Books are available through the Fermilab library. The book can also be purchased online.