Presenter Information

Alyssa Ward, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 243

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:25 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

I will be focusing on African American women during the civil rights movement as well as beyond that. Some of the women that I will present on are Mary Church Terrell, Ida Wells-Barnett, Ella Baker, and Mary McLeod Bethune. They were educated women who then took their education and in various forms influenced others. I will discuss some of the hardships they faced as black women during this time period, as well as how they overcame those hardships and the influences that they had on those around them. I will also present the experiences of African American women in education now and how there have been changes, but also the difficulties that they still face today.

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

1888

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

The Role of African American Women as Teachers

Diamond 243

I will be focusing on African American women during the civil rights movement as well as beyond that. Some of the women that I will present on are Mary Church Terrell, Ida Wells-Barnett, Ella Baker, and Mary McLeod Bethune. They were educated women who then took their education and in various forms influenced others. I will discuss some of the hardships they faced as black women during this time period, as well as how they overcame those hardships and the influences that they had on those around them. I will also present the experiences of African American women in education now and how there have been changes, but also the difficulties that they still face today.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/414