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.