Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
STUFF TO KNOW: Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College with Kate Averett
BMCM+AC is proud to partner with REVOLVE for this program, presented as part of their new Home School series, an online offering of stuff to know, things to do, and people to meet.
Gain a new understanding of the legendary Black Mountain College from the perspective of the women who defined and championed the school and its community. This presentation will tell the story of the college, from its founding in 1933 against the backdrop of fascism and the Great Depression, leading through to the mid-1950’s as Cold War pressure and financial turmoil led to the school’s dissolution. By shifting perspective from the men who have so far defined the story and centering the voices of female students, faculty, and staff, we will uncover a fuller history of this experiment in living democracy.
Harriet Sohmers Zwerling at BMC, ca. 1940s.
Recording from this live discussion is available below.