Faculty Spotlight ~ Dr. Jan Wilson
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Dr. Jan Doolittle Wilson has a forthcoming article, publishing date for summer, and on March 5, she is scheduled to speak on the history of women's suffrage.
Professor Jan Doolittle Wilson's article on racial politics within the General Federation of Women's Clubs will appear in the Summer issue of the Journal of Women's History. Titled "Disunity in Diversity: The Controversy over the Admission of Black Women to the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1900-1902," the article explores how a controversy over black women's membership in the General Federation tested the organization's rhetorical commitment to unity in diversity, deeply (and in some cases irreparably) divided individual clubs and state federations, and nearly resulted in the loss of half of the organization's burgeoning membership.
On March 5, Professor Wilson will deliver a talk on the history of the women's suffrage movement in the United States as part of a colloquium sponsored by the Teaching American History grant program through the Tulsa Public School system. The talk will be at the Gilcrease Museum at 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Jan Doolittle Wilson