A Celebration of Kansas City Women Making History

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In observation of Women’s History Month, area civil rights pioneer Julia Hill and educator Mary Ann Wynkoop hold a public conversation that looks back on Hill’s six decades of activism.
Julia Hill and Mary Ann Wynkoop
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Julia Hill spent nearly 60 years at the forefront of the battle for civil rights and equality. Now she participates in a public conversation with educator Mary Ann Wynkoop, discussing her own story as a Kansas City woman who made a difference.

Hill recently retired from the board of the local NAACP, which she once led. Her history as an activist includes protesting against segregated lunch counters in downtown department stores and presiding over the Kansas City School Board.

Wynkoop is retired from UMKC, where she directed the American Studies Program from 2002-2011. She is preparing curriculum for a course on the women who have contributed to Kansas City history.

Presented by the UMKC College of Arts & Sciences Division of Continuing Education.

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