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Sisters in the Struggle: Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era, 1920s-1970s: 1d. Course Calendar

Course Calendar

Course Calendar

                                                                                                                                                                eReserves marked with *

Week 1-2:   Introductions and Orientations
Readings: 

Ø  Intro essays and chapters in a good U.S. women's history text up through 1920s  

Ø  Tracy E. K'Meyer, "Oral History Method and Theory Today - A Review Essay and Commentary," 104 Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Summer/Autumn 2006), 685-698.

Ø   Crash Course in Copyright  (http://libguides.uky.edu/history351 - click on copyright tab)

 

Week 3-4:   UNIT I
The Modern Woman in Kentucky:  Gender, Class and Race Define Citizenship and the New Deal

                        Readings:

Ø  Intro essays and chapters in a good Kentucky history text up through 1930s

Ø  Rebecca S. Hanly, "Emma Guy Cromwell and Mary Elliott Flannery: Pioneers for Women in Kentucky Politics," Register 99 (Summer 2001), 287-301.

Ø  Carolyn Bashaw,  "'One Kind of Pioneer Project:' Julia F. Allen and the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union College Student Project, 1938," Arkansas Historical Quarterly 55 (Spr 1996), 1-25. *

Ø  Cromwell, Emma Guy. Citizenship: A Manual for Voters. Frankfort, Ky.: Emma G. Cromwell, [c1920]. *
(http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25598)

Ø  Interview of Jennie and Alice Wilson, The Rest of the Story: Interview Videos, "Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky," Kentucky Educational Television, http://www.ket.org/civilrights/restofstory.htm *

 

Week 5-6:   UNIT II

                        World War II, Conservatism and the Strains of Civil Rights in Kentucky–A Long Tradition of Protest

                        Readings:

Ø  Hall, Passing for Black

Ø  Rhonda Mawhood Lee, "'Admit Guilt—And Tell the Truth': The Louisville Fellowship of Reconciliation's Struggle with Pacifism and Racial Justice, 1941-1945," J of Southern History 76 (May 2010), 315-342.

Ø  Donna Langston, "The Women of Highlander," pp. 145-167 in Women in the Civil Rights Movement (on reserve)

Ø  Luther J. Adams, "'Headed for Louisville:' Rethinking Rural to Urban Migration in the South, 1930-1950," J of Social History 40 (Winter 2006), 407-430. *

Ø  Interview of Audry Grevious, The Rest of the Story: Interview Videos, "Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky," Kentucky Educational Television, http://www.ket.org/civilrights/restofstory.htm *

 

Week 7-10: UNIT III

                        Kentucky Women and Civil Rights Leadership

                        Readings:

Ø  Fosl, Subversive Southerner

Ø  Interview of Anne Braden, The Rest of the Story: Interview Videos, "Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky," Kentucky Educational Television, http://www.ket.org/civilrights/restofstory.htm

Ø  Penny M. Miller, "The Slow and Unsure Progress of Women in Kentucky Politics," Register 99 (Summer 2001), 249-286.

Ø  Carol Mueller, "Ella Baker and the Origins of 'Participatory Democracy'," pp. 51-70 in Women in the CRM (on reserve)

 

Wk 11-13:    UNIT IV

                        From Civil Rights to Black Nationalism, Women’s Liberation and Black Feminist Organizations

                        Readings:

Ø  Powers, I Shared The Dream

Ø  Anne B. Onyekwuluje, "Georgia Powers: an Unlikely Journey, the Proof She was There," Journal of African American Studies 14 (2010), 181-201.

Ø  Interview of Senator Georgia Davis Powers, The Rest of the Story: Interview Videos, "Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky," Kentucky Educational Television, http://www.ket.org/civilrights/restofstory.htm

Ø  Interview of Abby Marlatt, The Rest of the Story: Interview Videos, "Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky," Kentucky Educational Television, http://www.ket.org/civilrights/restofstory.htm

 

Wk 14-16:    UNIT V

                        Conservative Voices, Submerged Activism and Women’s Legacy of Civil Rights in Kentucky

                        Readings:

Ø  Sally Ward Maggard, "'We're Fighting Millionaires!' The Clash of Gender and Class in Appalachian Women's Union Organizing," pp. 289-306 in No Middle Ground: Women and Radical Protest, edited by Kathleen M. Blee. New York: New York University Press, 1998. (on reserve)

Ø  Elizabeth Fraas, "'All Issues Are Women’s Issues': An Interview with Governor Martha Layne Collins on Women in Politics," Register 99 (Summer 2001), 213-248.

Ø  David L. Wolfford, "The Fayette County School Integration Controversy, 1971-72: Removing the Vestiges of Segregation," Register 101 (Summer 2003), 243-274.