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Past Women's History Month Events

This year for Women's History Month, the Center for Research on Women celebrated the lives and contributions of Tennessee Women, who not only impacted women's history, but the history of humankind.

CROW highlighted the "lives and times" of some of the phenomenal women featured in U of M Associate Professor of History Beverly Bond's edited volume, Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times, through interpretive readings and music featuring U of M faculty and staff, and a panel discussion of the book.

Women in Tennessee History

Listen to CROW Director Lynda Sagrestano, Ph.D., Director of African and African American Studies, Beverly Bond, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of History, Arkansas State University, Sarah Wilkerson Freemann, Ph.D., as they discuss women's role in the making of Tennessee history for the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities radio show, Counterpoint Radio.

Reading in the Rotunda

On Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 in the Rotunda of the McWherter Library on the U of M Joyce Cobbcampus, the lives of five women featured in Tennesse Women were highlighted. Theatrical interpretive readings by Phoebe Omlie, Wilma Dykeman, Mary Church-Terrell, and Francis Wright were performed by faculty from the College of Communications and Fine Arts, including Brandon Riley, Lauren Scott, Sarah Brown, Moira Logan, and Kimberly Johnson. Memphis blues singer Joyce Cobb, accompanied by J.T. Page, performed the music of Alberta Hunter.

Tennessee Women: Panel Discussion

U of M Professors Beverly Bond, Janann Sherman, Aram Goudsouzian along with Rhodes College Associate Professor Gaily Murray, Arkansas State University Associate Professor Sarah Wilkerson and Laura Helper-Ferris presented on Tennessee Women Mily Swan Price, Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie, Wilma Rudolph, Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg, Bettye Berger and Charl Ormond Wiliams in a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 31st in the McWherter Library.

Audience members and panelists engaged in a lively discussion about historical Tennessee women featured in the book. Joining the discussion was audience member Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg. Wurzburg is featured in Tennessee Women and provided animated anecdotal stories, as well as answered audience questions.

* All events sponsored by the Center for Research on Women; University of Memphis Libraries; Department of History; Department of Theatre and Dance; Women's and Gender Studies Program; African and African-American Studies; and the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

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