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TEDxTuesdays: Week 3

Week 3: More Speaker Reveals and Tuesday Talk!

Welcome to the second week of February. In just the first week of the month, a lot of exciting things have happened! In the United States, the celebration of Black History Month began. Scotland claimed a win in The Six Nations! We even had snow in St Andrews. Last Tuesday, we released the first two speakers for TEDx Connected. Finally, today we reveal to you the other two speakers. Don't forget to RSVP to the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Tuesday Talk: The most powerful woman you've never heard of.

Black History Month, originally founded in the United States in 1926 as a week of remembrance, then expanded to a month by Black Student Union organizers at Kent State University in 1969, and finally recognized by the U.S. government in 1976, takes place each February. In the U.K., Black History Month was first celebrated in 1987 during the month of October. This week's Tuesday Talk honors a woman vital to the civil rights movement and Black history. While everyone knows the name Martin Luther King Jr., this TED Talk introduces us to a lesser-known figure worthy of our appreciation. Known as "the architect of the civil rights movement," Septima Clark was the teacher of legendary activists, including Rosa Parks, Diane Nash, and Fannie Lou Hamer. Clark laid out a blueprint for change-making that is enduring. Inspired by Clark's trailblazing life and teachings, T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison to launched GirlTrek, a health revolution in the US getting one million women to walk for justice, which they touch on in this talk. Watch the talk here.

TED's playlist with more talks to celebrate Black History Month can be found here.

Connected Speakers!

We are pleased to announce the final two speakers at TEDx Connected, Dr. Jasmine Gani and Professor Kathryn Margaret Rudy.

Stick around for the reveal of our next two speakers next week, and don't forget to RSVP on the Facebook event here.

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