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Randolph Hollingsworth

The Lost Document: Help Us Find the Declaration of Sentiments | whitehouse.gov - 0 views

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    While this is a wonderful idea to find the original document, I wonder if, in this project described for the display in the Rotunda, that we're focusing too much on Seneca Falls as an origin of a political movement and not enough on the National Woman's Rights Convention held October 23-24, 1850, in Worcester, Massachusetts? on Stanton (who goes on to support white supremacy) and not enough on Lucy Stone or Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis?
Randolph Hollingsworth

Citizenship by Emma Guy Cromwell - 1 views

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    Project Gutenberg with multiple formats for download or for reading online. We have this document for real in rthe UK libraries.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Lauren Kientz Anderson - blog post on (S-USIH) U.S. Intellectual History: "Prove it on ... - 0 views

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      From H-Women (5/3/2012) From: "Lauren Kientz Anderson" Subject: Re: bourgeois vacuity In one of my previous blog posts, I wrote about the claim that the black middle class was vacuous during the 1920s. In the comments, I was challenged to update my historiography on the politics of respectability. This gave me the chance to read Erin Chapman's excellent new work, *Prove it on Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s. *Her prose is gorgeous and dense. Many of the things I was feeling instinctually, she articulates with precision." Here's Chapman's challenge to Anderson.
  • two major camps. There were those who sought to modernize and professionalize established ideologies of racial advancement, solidarity, and uplift through a New Negro progressivism.... Others.. questioned, if not the very idea of racial solidarity itself, then at least the obligation of racial allegiance and respectability, and instead touted a radical individualism and independence from all but the most personal allegiances to 'art' or 'self' or some other self-generated ideal."
  • transition between the politics of respectability and New Negro Modernism
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  • After reading Chapman's introduction, I can see how much the women I study straddle that line, sometimes evoking the one and sometimes evoking the other.
  • politics of respectability
  • formation of the sex-race marketplace
  • development of an intra-racial discourse of race motherhood
  • Together, they rendered black women largely invisible, their subjectivity flat and inhuman, for the greater part of that century
Mary __

Influential Women in The Civil Rights Era - 2 views

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    While looking around on the internet to try and find more about women in the civil rights era I came across this link that talks a about a book that would be a good resource for our class and possibly some group projects. Its a book about Women in the Civil Rights Movement from 1954-1965. I don't know if it would help but it might!
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    It's definitley a book that I would look through if it is available at the library
Jamsasha Pierce

Women overlooked in civil rights movement - U.S. news - Life - Race & ethnicity - msnbc... - 2 views

  • Visible, but unsung But scan historic
  • Visible, but unsung But scan historical images of the most dramatic moments of the civil rights movement — protesters blasted by fire hoses and dogs lunging at blacks — and women and girls are everywhere.
  • There is a 1964 image of Mississippi beautician Vera Piggy styling hair and educating her customers on voter registration.
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  • Still unknown
  • Most were “volunteers — women in the churches who cooked the meals and made sure all the preparations were made, the ones who cleaned up after the rallies and got ready for the next one,” Kennedy said. “Most women who are sincerely interested in making a difference are not looking for the publicity for it. ... Making a true difference doesn’t always come with fanfare.”
  • Most women in the movement played background roles, either by choice or due to bias, since being a women of color meant facing both racism and sexism.
  • “In some ways it reflects the realities of the 1950s: There were relatively few women in public leadership roles,” said Julian Bond, a civil rights historian at the University of Virginia and chair of the NAACP. “So that small subset that becomes prominent in civil rights would tend to be men. But that doesn’t excuse the way some women have just been written out of history.”
  • nd there’s a 1963 photo of students at Florida A&M University, a historically black college, in which hundreds of people, mostly women, answer court charges for protesting segregated movie theaters.
  • The women arranged car pools and sold cakes and pies to raise money for alternate transportation.
  • Countless women in the movement could have spoken: Ella Baker was a charismatic labor organizer and longtime leader in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She believed the movement should not place too much emphasis on leaders. Septima Poinsette Clark, often called the “queen mother” of civil rights, was an educator and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People activist decades before the nation’s attention turned to racial equality.
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    Woman had key roles in civil rights movement is an article on msnbc.com which discuses what we have been discussing in class. How woman with in the civil rights movement are largely unknown and remained in the background. It names several woman involved nationally in civil rights including Ella Baker, Septima Poinsetta Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Vivian Jones.
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    I think this article reiterates exactly what our class has been talking about how women were overlooked and more behind the scenes in this movement. The women were not really given the credit they deserve and this article realizes that and touches on important aspects that our class has talked about.
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    A great article highlighting some of the behind the scenes roles of women. It also describes how many women, which were involved in the movement are still unknown. 
Mary __

Important women throughout Kentucky's history - 3 views

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    I think that this article gives a good insight into the influential women that have come out of Kentucky. It gives brief descriptions of each of the women. This could be a very helpful resource to look back at which women were the most influential.
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    Many influential artists, sculpture and painters came from Kentucky that were women. I too grew up in Louisville like many of these artists and found it cool that a scultpture from louisville did the Daniel Boone sculpture in Cherokee Park.
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