Professor Kevern Verney
Year IV History students were recently treated to a fantastic talk by Professor Kevern Verney in the Wenlock Library. Professor Verney, Associate Dean of Research at Edge Hill University, outlined the role of federal government in both facilitating and obstructing the progress of African-Americans towards equal civil rights, from the end of slavery until the advent of the Reagan administration. Students learned how this role was influenced by popular opinion, as well as other key factors such as the rise of mass media and the development of the Cold War.
The opportunity to meet prominent historians is an important one for our students and one that we are proud to be able to organise. The content of Professor Verney’s talk will of course be of immense use to our students as they complete their coursework assignments. In addition, Professor Verney’s visit also gives our girls a fantastic insight into the work and methods of professional historians, and a greater understanding of the excitement of the subject at university level.