The Writing of
Michelle Duster
Past Events
With students at University of Florida in Gainesville

Summary of Events from 2008 -  Present

Michelle has traveled around the country and given almost 100 presentations and  keynote speeches at churches, universities, museums, professional associations.  She has participated in several dozen  local and national events that include conferences, panel discussions, book fairs and seminars.

The below is a selected list of her events.

Colleges and Universities

Antioch College - Yellow Springs, OH

Central State University - Wilberforce, OH

Clark Atlanta University - Atlanta, GA

Cheyney University - Cheyney, PA

Coppin State University - Baltimore, MD

Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH

DePaul University - Chicago, IL

Nassau Community College - Garden City, NY

Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL

State University of New York  - Old Westbury, NY

Texas Southern University - Houston, TX

Richland Community College - DeKalb, IL

Rust College - Holly Springs, MS

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

University of Illinois - Chicago, IL


Chicago History Museum - Chicago, IL

Civil War Museum - Kenosha, WI

DuSable Museum - Chicago, IL

Underground Railroad Museum - Cincinnati, OH


Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society - Chicago, IL

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Chicago Black Authors Network - Chicago, IL

LeAp - Bronx, NY

National Public Housing Museum - Chicago, IL

Off-Campus Writers Workshop - Winnetka, IL


Carey Tercentenary Church - Chicago, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Chicago - Chicago, IL

Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church - Chicago, IL

Greenwood Acres Baptist Church - Shreveport, LA

Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church - Chicago, IL

Panel titles include:

"Women Behind the Names" program
Journalism as Activism panel included journalists
Clarence Page, Barbara Reynolds,
Thandi Chimurenga and Megan Cottrell

Columbia College - Chicago, IL

Global Learners = Global Problem Solvers 
with Jen Cullerton Johnson, Trina Sotira and Cynthea Liu
Illinois Reading Council Conference -Springfield, IL

Daughters of Destiny: Living with History Panel
with A'Lelia Bundles and Nettie Washington Douglass
Flint, MI

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