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Durham County Library Co-Hosts Mab Segrest Lecture on Freedom

Program: Freedom Means Everybody
Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Richard White Auditorium, Duke University East Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture will host Dr. Mab Segrest, social justice activist, for a lecture on freedom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Richard White Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus.

Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Connecticut College, moved to North Carolina from Alabama to study at Duke University, where she received her M.A. and Ph.D. She is known for her work as an activist for social justice and for her writings, including her work on the journal, Feminary: A Lesbian-Feminist Journal for the South. Segrest is also co-founder of North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence, which targeted neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. She wrote about this experience in her book, Memoir of a Race Traitor, and has written two other books, My Mama’s Dead Squirrel: Lesbian Essays on Southern Culture (1985) and Born to Belonging: Writings on Spirit and Justice (2002). Her personal papers are held by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University.

This program is co-sponsored by Durham Library Foundation, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University and Duke Program in Women’s Studies. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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