"The Struggle Against Segregation in Virginia"

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
Dollar Tree Rm., Brock Commons (304 Henry St.)
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University of Richmond Professor Melissa Ooten will explore the intersections of race, class, and gender as it relates to the fight against desegregation in Virginia’s public spaces from the 1940s to the 1960s. The talk will emphasize the ways in which African American women capitalized on their role as community leaders and advocates to demand full citizenship rights while living under Virginia’s Jim Crow laws. This event is part of R-MC's Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Speakers Series, and is also part of R-MC’s Fifty Years of Diversity series. Free and open to the public.


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