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Uploaded on Nov 7, 2008
Sheryll Cashin, author of The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family, talked about her familys and Vanderbilts roles in shaping her activism and success during the annual Walter Murray Jr. Commons Lecture Nov. 6.
Cashin is a Vanderbilt alumnus and sits on the universitys Board of Trust. The lecture, sponsored by the first-year students and resident faculty of The Commons, commemorates Walter Murray Jr., the first African American member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, and honors the contributions and lives of African Americans in the Vanderbilt University community.