Politics – National Female Political Leaders of the 20th and 21st Centuries: A Life and Times Approach
This is a study of the women who made a political impact on the nation from 1912 to 2012. The course will cover twenty-five years each session.
- Session I - (1912-1937) - This class will introduce the era and then address such notables as Alice Paul, Margaret Sanger, Jeanette Rankin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune and Frances Perkins.
- Session II - (1938-1963) - The class will consider Oveta Culp Hobby, Rosa Parks, and Ella Baker.
- Session III - (1963-1989) - This class will focus on Phyllis Schlafly, Barbara Jordan, and Sandra Day O'Connor.
- Session IV- (1989-2012) - This class will address Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton.
Dates and Times:
- Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, 6pm-8pm
About the Instructor
Mollie Camp Davis, Professor of History, Emerita, Queens University, holds degrees from Hollins University (B.A.), Emory University (M.A.T.) and the PhD. from the University of Georgia (1972). She also has post-doctoral training from Duke University in North Carolina, and the Newberry Library in Chicago. She has an avid interest in politics, and worked on Capitol Hill before entering academe. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, she worked as Program Officer in the Fellowship Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, after which she returned to Queens where she completed her career. Remaining quite active in professional associations, she served as president of the Coordinating Committee for Women in the Historical Profession and also as an officer in several other national and regional associations, most frequently in that of the Southern Historical Association where she was on the Executive Committee of its Executive Council.
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