Music was a crucial form of expression for the contestatory voices of the 1960s across the various liberation, rights, and protest movements and their successor movements.
This symposium draws out the significance of gender and protest in music of the 1960s and considers what cultural value that nexus continues to manifest.
The Keynote Address, “My Name is Peaches!!!! Black Women’s Anger and its Dissemination through 60’s Black Popular Music”will be given by Dr. Tammy Kernodle, Professor of Musicology at the Miami University of Ohio. BIO Dr Tammy Kernodle.
The symposium will be bookended by two concerts, the first a “hootenanny”-style, informal concert with opportunities for audience participation, and the second a more formal concert in the concert hall. The program for The Symposium is below. Click here to see the schedule for part one of this event, The Sing-Along and part three of this event, The Evening Concert.
Sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and in collaboration with the School of Music.
Schedule for Symposium: Music, Gender, and Protest in the 1960s
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Protest as a Women’s Music Tradition
Elizabeth L. Keathley, UNCG
Protest Music for the Working “Man”
Staci Regan, Women’s and Gender Studies, UNCG
Fighting the Plantation System: The UNCG Food Workers’ Strike of 1969
Thomas Alexander, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, UNCG
Protesting the War and the Status Quo: Tui St. George Tucker in the 1960s
Reeves Shulstad, Appalachian State University
[Break to 4:15 pm]
Shall We Dance? The Events Leading Up to John Cage’s Largest Work, HPSCHD, 1969
Stephen Husarik, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
The Rhetoric of Uplift and Unity:
The Adoption and Adaptation of Negro Spirituals in the Civil Rights Movement
Matthew Johnson, Department of English, UNCG
“We Wear the Mask”: Women, Trauma, and Freedom Songs
Kristin M. Turner, North Carolina State University
[Break to 6:00 pm]
My Name is Peaches!!!! Black Women’s Anger and its Dissemination through 60’s Black Popular Music
Tammy L. Kernodle
Professor of Musicology
Affiliate Faculty of American Studies, Black World Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Miami University of Ohio