Ula Y. Taylor, Ph.D.
Ula Y. Taylor, Ph.D.

Ula Y. Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will present the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lecture at Luther College Monday, Jan. 21.

Professor Taylor's topic is the women of the Nation of Islam and how ideas of black power relate to the Civil Rights Movement.

Ula Y. Taylor earned her doctorate in American History from UC Santa Barbara. She is the co-author of Panther: The Illustrated History of the Black Panther Movement and the Story Behind the Film. She teaches two required history courses in African American Studies and courses such as the Civil Rights Movement of the '60s and African American Women's History.

Professor Taylor has taught aspects of economic, political, and cultural African American history from Colonial times to the present at Chapman College, Antelope Valley Community College and to inmates at Lompoc Penitentiary.

Part of the college's celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.