News Archive 2009-2018

Dean Scanlon on Sexism and the Civil Rights Movement in ‘The New Republic’ Archives


Jennifer Scanlon

The 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” was a historic moment in America’s civil rights movement, writes Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Scanlon in The New Republic. But why did African-American women play such a small part in the event?

Scanlon—author of Until There is Justice (Oxford University Press, January 2016), a biography of black female activist Anna Arnold Hedgeman—says it’s because gender discrimination was rife among the male-dominated civil rights leadership.Read Scanlon’s New Republic article.