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U of M's Center for Research on Women Will Host Women's History Month Events University News
For release: March 4, 2010

For press information, contact Jennifer Gooch, 901/678-2642

The Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis will host a trio of programs for Women’s History Month. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule includes:

Tennessee Women: Their Lives and TimesMarch 17, noon, McWherter Library rotunda – Readings and music from Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times, which was edited by Sarah Wilkerson and by Beverly Bond, associate professor of history at the U of M.  Noted Memphis singer Joyce Cobb, accompanied by J.T. Page, will sing the songs of Alberta Hunter.  Faculty and staff from the College of Communication and Fine Arts also will perform.

Chisholm �72: Unbought & UnbossedMarch 18, 6 p.m., Mitchell Hall Auditorium – Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed, documentary and discussion about Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 presidential bid.

Dr. Mignon MooreMarch 25, noon, Fogelman Executive Center Dining Room – Invisible Families: A mixed-Methods Study of Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood among Black Women.  Symposium and luncheon.  Dr. Mignon Moore, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at UCLA.

tulips at the McWherter LibraryMarch 31, noon, McWherter Library, Room 225 – Tennessee Women panel discussion.  Beverly Bond will present a talk about Milly Swan Price; U of M professor of history Janann Sherman will present on Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie; U of M associate professor of history Aram Goudsouzian will present on Wilma Rudolph; and Rhodes College associate professor of history Gail Murray will present on Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg. Laura Helper-Ferris will present on Bettye Berger, and Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, associate professor of history at Arkansas State University, will speak on Charl Ormond Williams.

For more information, call 901-678-2642.

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