A History of Women’s Labor and Social Justice

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Date(s) - Saturday, October 14
2:00 pm

Karpeles Manuscript Library


Dr. Eileen Boris, UCSB Hull Professor of Women’s History, Black Studies and Global Studies, will speak on the Labor Feminists of the New Deal. There was Eleanor Roosevelt; Frieda Miller, the head of the US Women’s Bureau under President Truman; Florence Kelley, the social and political reformer who championed government regulation to protect working women and children: and the poet, activist and author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The presentation, along with several meaningful documents, will also feature two particular women of the Labor Movement: the pioneer, Francis Perkins and the “Mother” of social work, Jane Addams.