Join the African American Studies Conversation Series in McCosh Hall 50 featuring Ruth J. Simmons, moderated by Eddie S. Glaude Jr., as they explore the transformative themes of identity and resilience in Dr. Simmons’ book “Up Home: One Girl’s Journey.” Experience a captivating discussion on the power of roots and self-discovery.
Ruth J. Simmons is the former president of Smith College, Brown University, and Prairie View A&M University, Texas’s oldest HBCU, and the former vice provost of Princeton. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Dillard University and her master’s and doctorate from Harvard in Romance languages and literatures. The president of France named her chevalier of the French Legion of Honor and President Biden named her to the White House HBCU Advisory Board. She lives in Texas.