Closer Look: A Look At The Lives And Accomplishments Of Women

Crystal Koen, Harmony Tahmalwash, Kelsie Dean at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Griselda Thomas, associate professor in interdisciplinary studies and coordinator of African and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University and Charissa Threat, assistant professor at Spelman College, talk to us about the struggles of southern black women during the turn of the twentieth century for Women’s History month;
  • 20:48: Mattiwilda Dobbs, pioneer and African-American opera singer, is profiled on “Closer Look,” as we look at her career and life;
  • 28:37: Ben Sitton, campus executive director at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and Fernanda Dias, a graduate of the institute, tells us that fewer than 10 percent of AIM’s students are women. That number is significant, however, because only 5 percent of currently-working aviation mechanics are women.

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