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Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps

Thursday, March 24 | 6:30pm


Come hear Charissa Threat discuss her new book, Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps, which investigates the parallel battles against occupational segregation by African American women and white men in the U.S. Army. Discover why both groups view their circumstances as a civil rights matter.


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(Registration fee for students with valid ID is $6.27)

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About the Author

Charissa Threat, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, has published her first book, Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps (University of Illinois Press, 2015). In this book, Threat investigates civil rights within the context of the Army Nurse Corps, focusing on the campaigns of both black women and white men to gain access to the Corps.