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Randolph Hollingsworth

2011 Berkshire Conference on the History of History Digital History Laboratory - 0 views

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    I would like to submit all of your names as original authors of the History of Kentucky History in the Civil Rights Era community outreach and open knowledge initiative (http://www.kywcrh.org) - please let me know if you do not wish your name to be included as a founding author. Here's the call: "If you are involved in a History's History website or web exhibit, online oral History initiative, podcast, blog, or other type of digital project and would like it featured in the Lab, please contact Kate Freedman (kfreedma@History.umass.edu). The submissions for the Digital History Lab should include the following (please submit your proposal in PDF format) : - A 300-words abstract describing the project - A brief 1 page CV containing your name, affiliation, contact information - A list of the requirements in order for your project to be viewed (these include but are not limited to OS, Applications, additional equipment) Kate Freedman Department of History University of Massachusetts kfreedma@History.umass.edu Email: kfreedma@History.umass.edu Visit the website at http://blogs.umass.edu/berks/cfp/"
aplatonic 3

Women and Social Movements in the United States - 0 views

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    Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. Women and U.S. Women's Women. Organized around the Women of Women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. Women generally at the same time that it makes the insights of Women's Women accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.
Jamsasha Pierce

Women overlooked in civil rights movement - U.S. news - Life - Race & ethnicity - msnbc.com - 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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  • 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 women.”
  • 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. 
Jamsasha Pierce

feminism :: The second wave of feminism -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia - 1 views

  • The second wave of feminism <script src="http://adserver.adtechus.com/addyn/3.0/5308.1/1371336/0/170/ADTECH;target=_blank;grp=550;key=false;kvqsegs=D:T:2886:1362:1359:1357:1346:1341;kvtopicid=724633;kvchannel=HISTORY;misc=1291082559495"></script> The HISTORY’s movement of the 1960s and ’70s, the so-called “second wave” of feminism, represented a seemingly abrupt break with the tranquil suburban life pictured in American popular culture. Yet the roots of the new rebellion were buried in the frustrations of college-educated mothers whose discontent impelled their daughters in a new direction. If first-wave feminists were inspired by the abolition movement, their great-granddaughters were swept into feminism by the civil rights movement, the attendant discussion of principles such as equality and justice, and the revolutionary ferment caused by protests against the Vietnam War. HISTORY’s concerns were on Pres. John F. Kennedy’s agenda even before this public discussion began. In 1961 he created the President’s Commission on the Status of HISTORY and<script src="http://adserver.adtechus.com/addyn/3.0/5308.1/1388674/0/170/ADTECH;target=_blank;grp=550;key=false;kvqsegs=D:T:2886:1362:1359:1357:1346:1341;kvtopicid=724633;kvchannel=HISTORY;misc=1291082559533"></script> appointed Eleanor Roosevelt to lead it. Its report, issued in 1963, firmly supported the nuclear family and preparing HISTORY for motherhood. But it also documented a national pattern of employment discrimination, unequal pay, legal inequality, and meagre support services for working HISTORY that needed to be corrected through legislative guarantees of equal pay for equal work, equal job opportunities, and expanded child-care services. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 offered the first guarantee, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended to bar employers from discriminating on the basis of sex. Some deemed these measures insufficient in a country where classified advertisements still segregated job openings by sex, where state laws restricted HISTORY’s access to contraception, and where incidences of rape and domestic violence remained undisclosed. In the late 1960s, then, the notion of a HISTORY’s rights movement took root at the same time as the civil rights movement, and HISTORY of all ages and circumstances were swept up in debates about gender, discrimination, and the nature of equality.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Lauren Kientz Anderson - blog post on (S-USIH) U.S. Intellectual History: "Prove it on Me" New Negro History - 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
charlie v

Womens Women Month - 1 views

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    I know this already happened, but this site discuss some history of Kentucky history and the idea that history's history needs to be recorded and spread, espically history prior to 1970. It goes into some detail about how schools around the nation are begining to increase the importance of historys history and support the research that will create more historys history.
Mary __

Kentucky.com two women receive WWII medals - 3 views

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    Two women receive medals for their service in the military. They are from Wilmore these could be two women that could help with the oral women and give more insight into how women were treated in WWII as nurses.
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    I think that's a fantastic idea Mary. I just read the article and these women are very interesting.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Kentucky Jaycees Oral History Project | Louie B Nunn Center for Oral History - 0 views

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    In 1993 and 1994, Bill McCann interviewed 35 men - including several governors - about the KY Jaycees ten years after women had been admitted to this civic organization dedicated to mentoring and supporting young leaders at the local level. No transcripts are available for us to peruse and see if they spoke about the role of women in this prestigious local club.
Mary __

Important women throughout Kentucky's women - 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.
aplatonic 3

Mary McLeod Bethune with a ... - World Digital Library - 0 views

  • une was a pioneering American educator and civil rights leader. Born Mary Jane McLeod on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, the daughter of former slaves, Bethune won scholarships to attend Scotia Seminary in Concord, North Carolina (now Barber-Scotia College), and the Institute for Home and Foreign Missions in Chicago (now the Moody Bible Institute). In 1904, she moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, to found her own school. Her one-room school house became the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls before merging with Cookman Institute for Boys in 1923. The merged school later affiliated with the United Methodist Church and became the historically-black college named in her honor, Bethune-Cookman College (now Bethune-Cookman University). In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Bethune the director of the National Youth Administration's Division of Negro Affairs, making her the first black woman to head a federal agency. She also founded the National Council of Negro Women and was an active member of the National Association of Colored Women until her death in May 1955. Date Created Around 1905 Place North America > United States of America > Florida > Daytona Beach Time 1900 AD - 1949 AD Topic Social sciences > Political science > Civil & political rights Social sciences > Education > Schools & their activities; special education Additional Subjects African American girls ; African Americans--Segregation ; Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 ; Women ; Women's Women Type of Item Prints, Photographs Physical Description 1 negative: black and white; 4 x 5 inches Institution State Library and Archives of Florida External Resource http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.wdl/ftasa.4013
  • Mary McLeod Bethune was a pioneering American educator and civil rights leader.
  • In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Bethune the director of the National Youth Administration's Division of Negro Affairs, making her the first black woman to head a federal agency.
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  • She also founded the National Council of Negro Women and was an active member of the National Association of Colored Women until her death in May 1955.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Sharing women's women on Wikipedia - notes by Mia Ridge from her talk at women's women in Digital World Conference - 1 views

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    Mia Ridge gave this presentation at the Women's Women in the Digital World Conference at Bryn Mawr's Albert Greenfield Digital Center for the Women of Women's Education (March 22-23, 2013). The talk explores why and how academics should edit Wikipedia articles.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Making Our Voices Heard - 1999 - Genie Potter, KCW - 1 views

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    The opening section of "The Future Well-Being of Women in Kentucky" published in 1999 as a response to the "Report on the Status of Women in Kentucky" - I enjoyed very much the many meetings and conversations with a diverse group of Women activists from all over Kentucky that were involved in the making of this report. (NOTE: to progress through this e-book, it works best if you simply change the chapter number in the URL because the hyperlinks among pages are not always consistent.)
charlie v

The University of Louisville's Women's Center - 0 views

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    I really liked what the University of Louisville was doing to try to impower the lives of the women students and the women living in Jefferson County. The goal of the women's Center is to promote equality between men and women, increase the self reliance of women and to display and demonstrate everything that women do for society. The goal is to change the mindset of both men and women who are living in a different era and to show that women are capable of accomplishing anything that a man is capable of accomplishing.
One Ton

Important Women in KY Women - 2 views

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    This website is not organized in any specific fashion but does give insights on important women in KY women.
One Ton

Important Women in KY Women - 3 views

http://www.suite101.com/content/important-women-in-kentucky-women-a125170 This website is not organized in any specific fashion but does give insights on important women in KY women.

Kentucky Women History

started by One Ton on 06 Oct 10 no follow-up yet
aplatonic 3

National Federation of Republican Women - 0 views

  • The story of Republican women's clubs begins many years before women even had the right to vote.
  • Hundreds of independent Republican women’s clubs grew up around the nation in the years to come. For example, there were 140 clubs in Indiana alone by the late 1930s.
  • Programs such as NFRW’s campaign management schools, women candidate seminars, and polling schools have trained literally thousands of Republican women and men to help elect GOP candidates, and communities throughout the nation have benefited from the volunteer services of NFRW’s Caring for America and literacy programs.
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  • Millions of American women, ages 19 to 90, have helped shape our nation through wartime and peace, through depression and prosperity, through good times and bad – all through the National Federation of Republican women.
tiger lily

Laura Clay - 3 views

  • Lexington's Sayre School
  • an unusually powerful position for a southern girl in the 1860's when any woman demonstrating intellect was considered a "bluestocking" doomed to spinsterhood.
  • Their resulting divorce in 1878 was the turning point in all of the Clay women's lives. According to laws at the time, a woman held no claim to house or property
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  • the Clay women turned to the equalizing of women's rights.
  • Laura decided to lease White Hall from her father
  • She then collaborated with Susan B. Anthony to organize suffrage societies across the Commonwealth
  • During this same period, Clay became the best-known southern suffragist and the South's leading voice in the councils of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). While chair of the association's membership committee, she introduced recruiting innovations that almost tripled the number of members, from 17,000 in 1905 to 45,501 in 1907, and succeeded in establishing associations in nine southern states.
  • Clay was an emancipationist; one who believed that it was up to each state to grant freedom/rights to citizens
  • Clay was also a believer in Anglo-Saxon superiority but was paternalistic in her attitudes. A product of her time and region, this hearkening back to Southern pre-Civil War beliefs caused some critics to castigate her as a racist.
  • She also worked to promote the involvement of women in politics, advocating that women not silently accept the party affiliation of their husbands, but instead form and act upon their own beliefs.
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    The beginning of this article is a great biography. The best part of this piece was being able to find out more about her positions on states rights and whether she believed in civil rights for blacks as well. Clay was a major supporter of states rights. In all that she did for women's rights ( a list is given at the end) Clay was not an advocate for the rights of African Americans. 
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    I found it unique that Laura Clay began to pursue womens equal rights after her parents seperated. Her mother took care of the White Hall estate for 45 years and then was all the sudden homeless because the property belonged to the father according to the laws that prevented women from owning land. This left Laura and her sisters to pursue the equality of women. She was also responsible for creating the Kentucky Equal Rights Organization with the help of Susan B. Anthony.
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    This site has a short but very informative biography of Laura Clay. Along with a biography it list all of her monumental accomplishment fighting for equal rights. The site is full of pictures of Laura Clay and is very well documented with numerous sources citing the information.
Randolph Hollingsworth

women civil rights workers - 11 oral women interviews - Documenting the American South - 0 views

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    UNC's wonderful open educational resource offers up transcripts and .mp3 files of oral history interviews by such great historians as Jacquelyn Hall Dowd and Sue Thrasher.
Randolph Hollingsworth

Women on the Rails: Nebraska Suffragists and the Railroad - 0 views

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    Very cool open knowledge initiative focusing on history of history in Nebraska in the Gilded Age.
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
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