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Thursday, February 8, 2007

Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault to speak at Wellesley College

WELLESLEY

Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault will speak at Wellesley College next Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Tishman Commons, Wang Campus Center.

Her talk,``Black Economic Empowerment,'' is hosted by the campus group Ethos in honor of its 28th annual Quintessence Day, which honors outstanding black women.

A longtime correspondent for NPR and CNN, Hunter-Gault is the winnter of two Emmy awards and two Peabody awards, inclduing one for her work on “Apartheid’s People,” a PBS NewsHour series about South African life during apartheid.

She is also the author of In My Place, a memoir of the civil rights movement and her experiences as the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia.

-- Erica Noonan

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