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Music, Gender and Protest in the 1960s: A Symposium with Concerts (Part II- The Symposium) Keynote by Dr. Tammy Kernodle

April 5 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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

2:30 PM

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]

Keynote Address

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













April 5
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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