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Research Explorations: Dr. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight (Virtual Cultural Event)

Research Explorations: Dr. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight (Virtual Cultural Event)

*Virtual Cultural Event*

Dr. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, will present, "Agitators and Heroines: Memory and African American Women’s History." The talk will explore the impact of memory on African American Women’s History by using the 1969 Charleston Hospital Workers Strike as a lens. Hundreds of African American women forged a local civil rights-based labor movement that ultimately garnered national attention. The narrative surrounding this moment has evolved in the last fifty plus years from one that denigrated the women at the center to celebrating their contributions. This talk will focus on this shift in public memory and how these ripples in Black women’s historical narratives threaten to render them one-dimensional or completely invisible.

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom; Registration link: https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpce2przksH9zsL6B9cA5SXFRfjOSmccI_

Research Explorations, a collaboration between Dacus Library and the College of Arts and Sciences, is a speaker series that showcases Winthrop faculty and student research projects. Guest speakers will not only present and discuss their current research projects, they’ll also explain their research methods and processes, such as how to search for sources, how to form research surveys and get IRB approval, how to write abstracts, and how to present research. These are all important skills for new researchers to learn and model, and these presentations are designed to help students learn how to build a framework for structuring their own research projects.

Date:
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

Event Organizer

Hope Johnson