Vermont Humanities

Middlebury First Wednesdays

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First Wednesdays

Venue: Ilsley Public Library

75 Main Street, Middlebury
Library phone: (802) 388-4095
Library website
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Middlebury First Wednesdays brochure

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Middlebury First Wednesdays Events

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Live Event

In Goldleana’s Hands: Black Women and Labor Choices in North Louisiana in 1950s

Jolivette Anderson-Douoning shares the lived experience of Mrs. Goldleana, whose story illuminates the role Black women played as laborers in the Louisiana cotton and timber industries—and in their own families—in the 1940s and 50s. She also highlights geographical differences in Black migration: some left the South while others remained. 

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Live Event

Birding Her-story: The Lost Legacy of Women in Ornithology

“Bird Diva” Bridget Butler believes that there’s a bit of bias in the birding world when it comes to females. In this presentation, she examines new scientific studies on female birds, shares stories of the “Mothers of Ornithology,” and reflects on current research about gender and birding.

Statewide Underwriters: The Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries

Series Underwriter: The Residence at Otter Creek

Program Underwriters: A Friend of the Series; Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities; Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Tapia & Huckabay, P.C.

Library Sponsors: Friends of the Ilsley Public Library

Printed Middlebury First Wednesdays brochure

We’ll share the PDF of the Middlebury First Wednesdays talks by September 21.

Vermont Humanities*** November 21, 2014