As attitudes about women’s roles in the public sphere evolved, society itself began to transform.

“Transforming Space and Culture in Tennessee’s Town Squares: The Ladies Rest Room Initiative, 1900–30”
Dr. Carroll Van West is Tennessee’s State Historian and the Director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.

“Deference v. Defiance: Challenges to Patriarchy—and What We Still Want to Know”
Dr. Mary Evins is Research Professor of History at Middle Tennessee State University and coordinator of the American Democracy Project.

Closing Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Evins, Dr. Uffelman, and all our speakers who may be in attendance.


February 22, 2022


5:00 pm CT

6:00 pm ET