Historian and Activist Mary Frances Berry Honored

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history, was honored with a plenary session at the 2016 meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The session examined Berry’s prolific record of groundbreaking scholarship and her career as an international civil rights activist, including her time as a member and chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.