Presented by: E Pluribus Unum
Then & Now: The Complicity of White Women in the South
Monday, April 19, 2021
4:30pm ET/ 3:30pm CT
When we think of the leaders of white supremacist movements, we often picture white men. But what about the role of white women, both historically and today? How do we truthfully talk about the role white women played throughout the period of American slavery, the Jim Crow era, and the activities of white nationalist groups today? How does the incomplete telling of our history and the role white women have played in it impact our expectations of white women today? What would our country look like if white women deployed their social status, spending power, political influence, and collective energy to actively become a part of the solution to dismantle white supremacy?
Featuring authors Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Elizabeth Gillespie McRae, and Seyward Darby, this conversation will take a look at our history and challenge our understandings of the power of white women throughout our history and now.
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Erin Greenwald, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, 64 Parishes Learn more about Erin.
Editor In Chief, The Atavist Magazine
Author, Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
Author, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South
Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Creighton Sossoman Associate Professor of History, Western Carolina University
Author, Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy
Founder and President, E Pluribus Unum
Former Mayor of New Orleans
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Conversations for an Equitable South encompasses all of the conversation series E Pluribus Unum has produced and will produce in the future. We will bring together some of our country’s great thinkers, activists, advocates, and leaders on the issues of race and equity in the American South. These conversations will provide a space to discuss the lasting impact racism has had on people and institutions and, as a result, will inspire action with the intention of creating racial equity within our communities.