Apr 06

American Women Activists

Jill Carroll, Ph.D.

The history of the United States is usually told with reference to the “founding fathers,” the “great presidents” (all of whom have been men), great male warriors, and other notable male individuals. What gets lost in this narrative is the fact that women have been at the center of nearly every major social or community shift in United States history. Women have organized to create political change, undo oppressive economic structures, fight for human rights, bring progress to industry, and many other initiatives - often at risk of their very lives.

Through this study, we will come to appreciate and admire these women - even if we disagree with their objectives - for their passion, commitment, and sheer bravery.

In this class, we will read the primary writings of dozens of these brilliant activists, using the text:
American Women Activists’ Writings: An Anthology, 1637-2002 by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont (ISBN-13 ‏ ‎978-0815411857).

Ten Week Course Schedule | Thursdays
Apr 06 | 10:00 AM
Apr 13 | 10:00 AM
Apr 20 | 10:00 AM
Apr 27 | 10:00 AM
May 04 | 10:00 AM
May 11 | 10:00 AM
May 18 | 10:00 AM
May 25 | 10:00 AM
Jun 01 | 10:00 AM
Jun 08 | 10:00 AM

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom



Class Tuition

15 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.