“We are more authentically human when we embrace diversity,” Mount Holyoke College professor Martha Ackmann told the assembled Williston Northampton School community at the start of the 10th annual Diversity Day.
The day would be filled with a variety of workshops—on everything from cyber bullying and Islamic awareness to Zumba and hip hop. But the morning was devoted to a trailblazer from the past: Toni Stone, a female baseball player whose grit and determination in the face of racism was on the leading edge of the civil rights movement.
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Journalist, author, and Mount Holyoke College professor, Dr. Martha Ackmann has been chosen as the keynote speaker for Williston Northampton School’s 10th annual Diversity Conference on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM.
Dr. Ackmann, who teaches in Mount Holyoke’s Gender Studies and English departments, is the author of The Mercury 13: the True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight and Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League.