Iowa Women of the Great Migration: The Maid Narratives

Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 10:15 AM

The PPC co-sponsored this Iowa Women’s Archives event in celebration of Women’s History Month. Attendees learned about the remarkable women who labored as domestic workers from the 1930s to 1950s and were interviewed for the book The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South. The conversation included historians, social workers, and civil rights activists:

  • Annie Pearl Stevenson is a civil rights activist and former domestic worker who was interviewed for The Maid Narratives.
  • Charletta Sudduth, Ed.D., is co-author of The Maid Narrativesand Early Childhood Consultant with the Waterloo Community Schools.
  • David Jackson III, Ph.D., is co-author of The Maid Narrativesand Adjunct Assistant Professor in the African American Studies Program at the University of Iowa.
  • Katherine van Wormer is co-author of The Maid Narratives and Professor Emerita, Department of Social Work, University of Northern Iowa.
  • Catherine Stewart, Professor, Department of History, Cornell College, is currently an Obermann Fellow-In-Residence, and working on a book, “The New Maid: African American Women and Domestic Service During the New Deal.”

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the IWA in advance at 319-335-5068.