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    Women's March on Washington

    The Women’s March on Washington took place on the National Mall one day after the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. The speaking program included remarks from advocates, activists,…

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    Women in Civil Rights Leadership

    Panelists talked about women in leadership roles in political movements for Civil Rights. They spoke about the similarities between historic struggles for Civil Rights and current problems…

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    Gender and Incarceration

    A panel of advocates for the rights of incarcerated women discussed that women were the fasted growing group of incarcerated people in the United States. The panel of black women, some of whom had been imprisoned…

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    Betty Ford and the Role of First Ladies

    Professor Melissa Harris-Perry talks about the role of First Ladies in U.S. history with a focus on Betty Ford. She describes Betty Ford’s willingness to speak out about her battles with…

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    Sister Citizen

    Melissa Harris-Perry, political science professor at Tulane University, argues that negative stereotypes of African-American women affect their political engagement. The author examines these…

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    Impact of Anita Hill Testimony

    Panelists talked about the impact of Anita Hill’s testimony at a 1991 Senate confirmation hearing that future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her with his use of…

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