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Archives of Appalachia to host ‘Readings from Visionary Women’ March 19

Contributed • Updated Mar 15, 2019 at 4:25 PM

East Tennessee State University’s Archives of Appalachia will host “Readings from Visionary Women” in conjunction with Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in room 422 of the Sherrod Library.

These readings highlight women from the Appalachian region who participated in and often documented their experiences affecting change in local communities.

Scholars from diverse fields of study at ETSU and beyond will deliver the readings from the Archives’ collections that highlight women’s personal struggles, hard-earned victories and daily rhythms of life in Appalachia.

Featured presenters include Dr. Rebecca Fletcher, assistant professor, ETSU Department of Appalachian Studies; Dr. Tom Lee, professor, ETSU Department of History; Marat Moore, former coal miner and author of “Women in the Mines: Stories of Life and Work”; Jean Rushing, director, ETSU Office of University Counsel; and Dr. Marie Tedesco, director, ETSU Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.

This event is free and open to the public. The Archives of Appalachia is part of ETSU’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Services.

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