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Article "Southern Women Lecture Topic"

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Article "Southern Women Lecture Topic"

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This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton argued that "serious consideration of women is marred by sexism in history," and that the role of women in the South has been overlooked as "the history of Southern women ends virtually with World War II." Speaker Martha Swain discussed how Southern women were "an organizing force in communities" and asserted that the existence of some national organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, Society for American College Women, and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers is due to the efforts of Southern women. Speaker Sharon Harley spoke on the intersectionality of race, class, and gender in regards to black women in Southern urban cities such as Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Birmingham. Speaker Lois Helmbold lectured on "the Depression's effect on working-class black and white women in the South, and she argued that "sexism, classism, and racism have not disappeared; they have just taken other forms."

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Del Bueno, Lois. "Southern Women Lecture Topic." The Richmond Collegian 71, no. 3, (September 20, 1984): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19840920.2.37&srpos=6&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1984

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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Del Bueno, Lois, “Article "Southern Women Lecture Topic",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 20, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2817.