Simpson University Welcomes Women’s History Month Speaker, Dr. Tracy Butts

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – On Thursday, March 15, the Simpson University History Department will welcome Dr. Tracy Butts as a guest speaker in celebration of Women’s History Month at 7 p.m. in LaBaume-Rudat Hall room 204. The program is free, and the community is invited to attend.

Dr. Butts, the chief diversity officer at California State University Chico, will speak on Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights movement and the issues pertaining to African-American women during that time period.

“This is such a critical period in American history, and we are delighted to have her share her expertise with Simpson students and the Redding community,” said Dr. Ann Miller, history department chair at Simpson University.

A Virginia native, Dr. Butts received a B.A. in liberal arts and sciences and an M.A. in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a doctorate in English from the University of Georgia.

In addition to publishing articles on African-American literature, she has given several presentations on African-American studies and diversity issues at national conferences.

For more information about the Women’s History Month program at Simpson University, contact Ann Miller at


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