Dr. Joy DeGruy to Speak at ASU’s BHM Closing Convocation

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Dr. Joy DeGruy

By Alexis Butler, student intern

Alabama State University will host its annual Black History Month Closing Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium. The program will observe the 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March and the opening of the Montgomery Interpretive Center on ASU’s campus.

Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing,” will be the guest speaker. DeGruy, who serves as president and Chief Executive Officer of Publications Inc., is an assistant professor at the Portland State University School of Social Work. DeGruy is a national and international researcher and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master's degree in Social Work and Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Social Work Research. 

The convocation is presented by the ASU Lyceum Committee, National Park Service and The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture. 

For more information, contact The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at 334-229-6888.