How Women Drove Activism in Appalachia
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 993 , Segment 1
Episode: Appalachian Feminists, Precision Medicine
- Jan 25, 2019 11:00 pm
- 50:21 mins
Guest: Jessica Wilkerson, Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi, Author of “To Live Here, You Have to Fight” Two years ago, the Women’s March became the largest single-day protest in US history. At least three and a half million people marched in Washington and other cities around the country the day after President Trump’s inauguration. It was not unusual to see women organizing and marching in large numbers. It was unusual to see women getting full credit for their role. While women have been key players in every major social movement in America, their stories aren’t often the ones remembered by historians.