St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Black Student Union to introduce the inaugural Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture Series with guest speaker April Ryan. Ryan’s lecture will focus on “A White House Correspondent’s View in Black & White, Unmasking Oppression.” A book signing will follow the event. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Ryan is White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, and a CNN Political Analyst. She has a unique vantage point as the only Black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. She is the author of the award-winning books, “The Presidency in Black and White,” and her latest book, “At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White.”
The Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture Series honors the College’s first Black graduate, Liz Barber Walker ’64.