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Women in the Civil Rights Movement

The Rooney Center is co-sponsoring two great talks on Women in the Civil Rights Movement in October.

Prof. Jane Rhodes from Macalaster College will give a talk, "Black Women, Black Power, and the Media's Glare," on Thursday, October 30 at 5:00 at the Hesburgh Auditorium.

Prof. David Stovall (University of Illinois at Chicago) will give a talk on Friday, October 31 at noon at Saint Mary's College. The title is "Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer and the Current Struggle for Human Dignity."

Jane Rhodes is Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College. The subject of her talk is on women, the media, and Black Power. Dr. Rhodes specializes in the study of race, gender and mass media; the black press; and media and social movements. Rhodes’ first book Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century (Indiana University Press, 1998), was named the best book in mass communication history by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Her most recent book is Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon It is noteworthy that Dr. Rhodes was featured in the award-winning documentary The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords (California Newsreel), and has been the recipient of a President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of California, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a research fellowship from the University of London.

David Stovall is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) concepts of social justice in education, 3) the relationship between housing and education, and 4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of social justice. His current work has led him to become a member of the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School of Social Justice High School design team, which opened in the Fall of 2005 where he also serves as a volunteer social studies teacher.

David Campbell's AEI Paper on Civic Education

David Campbell wrote a paper for the American Enterprise Institute on civic education, which was released on September 17, 2014, in conjunction with Constitution Day. The paper shows that state-level civics exams lead to higher civic knowledge among Millennials. Follow the original link, or read it here.