Memories of Black Women: Framing Effects, Controlling Images
Andrea Dobynes and Kris Lee focused on how Black women, either those specifically involved in desegregating UA or who were involved more broadly in the Civil Rights Movements, are remembered. Taking a theme of "Seen and Now Heard," Andrea and Kris expose the tendency of media and memory texts to focus on appearance, dress, style, or comportment of Black women involved in social activism, instead of their leadership, sacrifice, intelligence, courage or dedication.
Andrea Dobynes: Seen and Not Heard
Andrew Dobynes explored how constructions of black femininity influence how we remember female actors in the Civil Rights Movement -- as she put it, how we see them but rarely hear them. Andrea's presentation can be viewed here
Kris Lee: Media Framing & Memory
Kris Lee has a unique connection the historic events that desegregated the University of Alabama: as a varsity basketball player, Kris trained and competed in the renovated Foster Auditorium, entering via the Hood-Malone Plaza and using the Lucy Clock Tower as her landmark. Kris proposes that more be done inside Foster to celebrate the courage of Lucy and Malone, two amazingly brave black women who literally made it possible for her to sprint the hardcourt five decades later. Check out her presentation below, in PowerPoint slides or video.