The Real Mother Series
March 19, 2014
Pronatalism in Interwar Europe
7:30p.m. Washington and Franklin Hall R-MC Professor Pat Watkinson will discuss the pan-European campaign to encourage women to have babies and how many resisted the call to motherhood because they did not want to give birth to future soldiers.
Gold Fever (Movie Event)
February 25, 2014
7:00p.m. Brock Commons Suntrust Theater
"Unnatural Mothers: Infanticide and Abortion."
March 5, 2014
7:30p.m. Old Chapel, Room 212
The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer
March 12, 2014
7:30p.m. Blackwell Auditorium
Hamer was fired, beaten, jailed, and shot at just because she wanted to vote. But this daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper went on to address two national Democratic conventions. The production demonstrates the pain and oppression met by black people who challenged the system. It explains the deep emotional scars of African Americans and offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to discuss openly a means of approaching the truth about race relations. The production features spirituals and freedom songs.