Dr. Desirée McMillion had the privilege of hosting Dr. Robyn Collymore, University of Illinois (Class of 1982) African American Studies major, in her AFRO 226 Black Women in Contemporary US Society course. This course focuses on the sociological perspective of the experience of African American women in the contemporary United States. Specifically, an examination of relationships between the economy, state policy, culture, work and motherhood for this demographic group. Dr. Collymore presented various topics on Black women and how the world views natural hair in academia and the professional workplace. This particular classroom discussion weighed heavily on the current political battle in the US, surrounding the CROWN Act (SB 188).
This course was well received and rated in the top tier by Dr. McMillion's students.