College of Liberal Arts

Watch the Mini Documentary: "Fight Like a Girl"

Fri, Jul 27, 2018
This mini documentary was funded by the Humanities Media Project.
This mini documentary was funded by the Humanities Media Project.

Most of the narratives about the women’s liberation movement focus on the Northeast, the Midwest or the West Coast, not the South and certainly not Austin, Texas. This omission inspired Laurie Green, an associate professor of in the Department of History at The University of Texas at Austin, to create a women’s activism memoir project, where students interviewed Austin women's liberation activists from the '60s and 70's, including Martha Cotera, Alice Embree and Barbara Hines. 

To ensure these women's stories wouldn't vanish from history as many often do, Green partnered with the university's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History to archive the transcripts and recorded interviews between the students and activists in a permanent collection that will accessible for others to sutdy for years to come. 

Watch the mini documentary on these women's stories and what students learned from them below. And read the full story at Life & Letters online.

 

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