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The Shoulders We Stand On: Women As Agents of Social Change

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As we near the end of the century and the millenium, we want to take a look at women throughout the years, and the role they have played as agents of social change.

Guests

  • Louise Bernikow, author of The American Women’s Almanac : An Inspiring and Irreverent Women’s History (1997) published in association with the National Women’s History Project, Among Women and The World Split Open. She is currently working on The Secret History of Feminism in Our Time. Every year during women’s history month in March, Louise Bernikow travels the country with the lecture/slide program, “The Shoulders We Stand On: Women As Agents Of Social Change.”
  • Professor Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History and she also serves as Director of the Program in African-American Studies at Princeton University. Her focus is on southern and race history. Her most recent book is Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol (1996), previous books include Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919, and The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South. Upcoming books include Whiteness and Beauty.

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