This month's featured speaker for the Warner Moore Luncheon is a Wichita Civil Rights Historian Dr. Gretchen Cassel Eick.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Gretchen Cassel Eick lives in Wichita, Kansas. After working as a foreign/military policy lobbyist on Capitol Hill for fourteen years, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and for twenty years was a professor of history at Friends University. She taught in Latvia as a Fulbright Scholar and traveled South Africa on a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in 2004 to study ten years of democracy there. She had worked in the anti-apartheid movement for thirty years. Her book, Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72, won three regional awards. Chapter 1 documents the sit-in Dr. Walters organized with his cousin Carol Parks (Hahn) in 1958. Currently, she writes fiction, teaches African and African American history, and volunteers with The Kansas African American Museum.
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