BETTYE COLLIER-THOMAS on Women’s History March 22, 2:00 PM, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection Join us for an annual Women’s History Month program at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. This year’s program features Temple’s own Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas. A professor in the Department of History and the former director of the Temple University Center for African American History and Culture, Collier-Thomas is also a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. She is the founder and served as the first executive director of the Bethune Museum and Archives in Washington, D.C., the nation’s first museum and archives for African American women’s history. She is the author of the award-winning Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion (2010) and editor of Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement. She is currently a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she is working on a book-length history of African American women and politics.