Higher education both molded and launched women into a life of activism.

“African American College Women”
Dr. Crystal A. deGregory is Research Fellow at Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation in Murfreesboro.

“Lady Other: Gendered Communities and College Sports”
Dr. Mary Ellen Pethel serves as Assistant Professor of Global Leadership Studies and Honors at Belmont University, Nashville. She is the director of NashvilleSites.org, a digital project focused on self-guided, mobile-friendly walking tours in Nashville.


Tennessee 101 is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


November 16, 2021


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