Carnegie Mellon's CAUSE Lecture Series
To Feature Gender and Jim Crow Expert
Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) will host Leslie Brown, an assistant professor of history at Williams College, to discuss "Plenty of Opposition ... Which Has Been Growing Daily: Gender, Generation and Change in the Jim Crow South." Brown studies the economic, political and social implications of women's experiences in migration and urbanization, mainly in the South. She is the author of the Organization of American Historian's Frederick Jackson Turner Award-winning book "Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South."
In the lecture, Brown will describe how, as national and local civil rights agendas converged around education in the 1930s, factors like gender, class and generation created divergence. Factions of African American activists — the NAACP, local black patriarchs, women teachers, radicals and corporate managers — moved at various times to negotiate, advance and inhibit each other's efforts.
CAUSE is part of the Department of History within Carnegie Mellon's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It develops programs of graduate and postdoctoral training, scholarly research, data collection, publications and education. For more information, visit http://www.hss.cmu.edu/cause/.
When: 4:30 p.m. refreshments, 5 p.m. lecture and discussion, Friday, April 9
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall A53.