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September 12, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Pebble Hill

Through community engagement, African American fraternal and women’s group have continually fulfilled their mission of service by instituting and supporting initiatives that strengthen their communities and perpetuate their heritage. In this presentation, Dr. McNealey will examine the genesis of the groups and profile ground-breaking and enduring initiatives, which have contributed to progress in education, health, social action, economics, and culture.

McNealey is a researcher and write who specializes in the history of African-Amreican women’s groups committed to used their resources to improve lives and communities.  She has written official histories of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Links, and her latest book, Transformational Links: Empowering Purposeful Lives and Strong Communities, is scheduled for release in November.

The program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.  The event is sponsored by Auburn University’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill, located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street.  For more information, visit or call 334-844-4903.