HIS351, Fall 2010, University of Kentucky

Sisters in the Struggle: History of Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era

We meet in our classroom (Funkhouser Building Room 307A) on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:45 p.m. In addition, we will be participating individually and in groups in public discussions about the history of Kentucky women with
Check out our very own Library Guide that Reinette Jones, Oral History Librarian, has created - http://libguides.uky.edu/history351 - lots of resources and good advice there that will be critical for our course.
Here's the slide presentations from past classes for you to review:.

Here's an example I created for how you can use the KYWCRH.org site for your research journal entries: I used several oral histories by Suzy Post to create "Do We See What She Saw?". Compare and contrast that to the Wikipedia article I created: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzy_Post.

Dr. Sonia Gipson Rankin (Assoc Dir of Africana Studies, Univ of New Mexico) joins our class on 10/19/2010 via Skype - she wants you to read some terrific articles - so be sure and use the footnotes and historical terms in these articles to add to your Diigo library and your research posts on KYWCRH.org this week to show her what you've learned:

  • Belinda Robnett, "African-American Women in the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965: Gender, Leadership, and Micromobilization," The American Journal of Sociology 101, 6 (May 1996): 1661-1693. find it online when on campus: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2782115
  • Bernice McNair Barnett, "Invisible Southern Black Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement: The TripleConstraints of Gender, Race, and Class," Gender and Society 7, 2 (June 1993): 162-182. find it online when on campus: http://www.jstor.org/stable/189576

Here are the handouts and step-by-step instructions for you to use for your oral history projects.