Tabor professor named to KHC speakers bureau

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The Kansas Humanities Council has invited Aleen Ratzlaff of Tabor College to serve as a member of its speakers bureau for 2001-2002.


Ratzlaff, assistant professor of communications, was chosen by the Kansas Humanities Council after she submitted several proposals based on her research of late-19th-century black newspapers in Kansas and other areas in the United States.


Those on the speakers bureau give KHC-sponsored presentations to not-for-profit groups and organizations in local communities throughout Kansas.


One presentation, “Forging Ties: Black Newspapers and African-American Communities in Kansas,” focuses on newspapers in the state that were at the forefront of a westward-expanding black press during the 1880s to 1890s.


A related topic, “Heroes in Caricature: Editorial Cartoons in the Black Press,” examines editorial cartoons published in black newspapers at the turn of the 20th century in which artists created mythical and real-life heroes that promoted a postive image of African Americans during a period of pervasive discrimination.


Headquartered in Topeka, KHC annually sponsors humanities speakers and projects for not-for-profit groups and organizations in local communities throughout Kansas.

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