Presenter Information

Sloan Cargill, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 243

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:25 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

In the mainstream historical narrative of American social justice movements and organizing, African-American women and their work have too often been marginalized and forgotten, despite the crucial work that they have done.This is a study of African-American Women's social networks and African-American women committed to social change. This study focuses on the lives and works of Mary Church Terrell, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Dorothy I. Height, and their respective work with the National Association of Colored Womens Club and National Council of Negro Women. While focused on these women and these organizations, the study also highlights the ways other African-American Women's organizations and networks have been worked in the continued pursuit of social change and justice.

Faculty Sponsor

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. African-American Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1891

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 10:25 AM

African-American Women and Social Networks: Changing the World Through Organizing

Diamond 243

In the mainstream historical narrative of American social justice movements and organizing, African-American women and their work have too often been marginalized and forgotten, despite the crucial work that they have done.This is a study of African-American Women's social networks and African-American women committed to social change. This study focuses on the lives and works of Mary Church Terrell, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Dorothy I. Height, and their respective work with the National Association of Colored Womens Club and National Council of Negro Women. While focused on these women and these organizations, the study also highlights the ways other African-American Women's organizations and networks have been worked in the continued pursuit of social change and justice.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/208