This Sunday, special guest speaker Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, will talk to us about a very important and very under-represented piece of history. Studies on the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU), have done little to center the experiences of its women members. Rural Black women were among the STFU’s most active members. This talk will focus on the activism of three African American STFU members: Carrie Dilworth, Lula Parchman, and Eliza Nolden – all of whom were agricultural laborers who were deeply involved in the organization.
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Cherisse Jones-Branch is the James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History at Arkansas State University, where she is dean of the graduate school. Among her many other achievements, Dr. Jones-Branch has written several books, including: Better Living by Their Own Bootstraps: Black Women’s Activism in Rural Arkansas, 1914-1965 and Crossing the Line: Women and Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II. She also co-edited Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times.