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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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    Civil Rights Leader Diane Nash

    Diane Nash, who helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in the 1960s, spoke about her role as a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and her time in the South. She also…

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    Gender Issues and the 2012 Election

    Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including women’s health and reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. The panelists responded to…

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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…