The C.O.W.S. w/ Dr. Glenda Gilmore, North Carolina, Gender and Jim Crow

Tuesday, December 27th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Dr. Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore. The Peter V & C Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, Dr. Gilmore’s work examines 20th century United States history, African American history since 1865, U.S. women’s and gender history since 1865 and the history of the American south. During a previous visit, Dr. Tommy J. Curry encouraged listeners to read Dr. Gilmore’s work for evidence that a significant number of black females and black males collectively rejected patriarchy and systemic oppression of females. Gender & Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896 – 1920. Dr Gilmore chronicles how White Power evolved and solidified following the Civil War. In particular, she reviews how White Men of the Carolina state galvanized around the notion of protecting White Women from raping black brutes. White Women demanded that White Men terrorize black people in their honor; ostensibly, accepting a secondary role within the System of White Supremacy. Gender & Jim Crow offers fascinating insight on how White Women helped instigate the 1898 purge of black residents of Wilmington, North Carolina. We’ll also discuss how this relates to the White Women’s significant contribution to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory.


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