She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South
The Gibbes Museum of Art continues its series of female-focused events honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, with “She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South.” This literary program, presented February 19th, is inspired by the special exhibition, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection. “She Persisted” is a discussion about the literary traditions and social landscape that gave rise to voices like Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston and Harper Lee, which continue to inspire women writers and artists across the south. Speakers include Julia Eichelberger, Director of Southern Studies at the College of Charleston; Nikky Finney, recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry; and Michelle Moore, author of the Charleston-based novel The Cigar Factory.
Pictured: A Song of Summer, circa 1915 By Helen Maria Turner (American, 1858-1958)