The Black History Project Committee of the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
invites you to the
4th Annual Lorraine M. Roberts Memorial Lecture
Segregation Stress Syndrome:
Elderly African American survivors of Jim Crow, the long term impacts of racial violence, and the intergenerational transmission of trauma
Professor Ruth Thompson-Miller
Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology at Vassar College
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
@ The Trolley Barn
489 Main Street in Poughkeepsie
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ruth Thompson-Miller is Visiting Associate Professor of sociology at Vassar College. Her research specializations are race and ethnicity, mental illness, and the elderly. She received the American Sociological Association (ASA)–National Institute of Mental Health–Minority Fellowship.
She is the co-author of four books, including: Jim Crow’s Legacy: The Lasting Impact of Segregation; Systemic Racism: Making Liberty, Justice, and Democracy Real; Not Your Grandmother’s Movement: Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter; and Please Don’t Shoot: Children, Police Violence, and Trauma. She is the co-author of chapters in Counseling Psychology, Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations, and Violence Against Women.
Lorraine Roberts was the founding President of the Black History Project Committee and proudly served the committee and community until her passing in 2015. The Black History Project Committee of the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center continues to honor her legacy with the fourth annual lecture in her name.