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