Lecture: Women of Montgomery Bus Boycott

First female activistsecond female activistthird female activistPfau Library Noontime Lecture Series presents:

Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Noon-1 p.m.
Pfau Library PL-4005
Presenter: Joyce A. Hanson

When people think about the Montgomery Bus Boycott they associate the success of the boycott with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. When asked about the role women played in the events, most will automatically point to Rosa Parks. While both Rev. King and Mrs. Parks were integral to the boycott, many unrecognized women contributed to the desegregation of Montgomery’s city buses. This presentation will focus on the role of women in the events leading up to the boycott.

Joyce Hanson received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1997. In 1996, she won a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant in Women’s Studies for her dissertation work, which was published by The University of Missouri Press in spring 2003 under the title Mary McLeod Bethune and Black Women’s Political Activism. Professor Hanson has recently completed a biography of Rosa Parks as well as history of Community Hospital of San Bernardino with co-authors Suzie Earp and Erin Shanks. Hanson joined the history department at California State University, San Bernardino in 1998, and she teaches African American history, women’s history and 20th century U.S. history classes.

Printable flier for Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (PDF)

The lecture is free and open to all students, staff, employees and the community.

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