Institute for Visual Studies

Less Stockings, More Radios: Student Identity and Activism at JMU

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM

In the spring of 1941 the women of Madison College organized a strike that led to the lifting of some of the rules of conduct governing campus life. At this time, they were required to wear formal clothing and stockings for evening meals. Yet, the women resisted these and other rules. This exhibition offers a nuanced narrative of student life and culture during war times as reported in the pages of The Breeze and in other student venues.

Please join us Tuesday, February 23 from 11am-1pm in Roop 208 for the opening reception for Less Stockings, More Radios: Student Identity and Activism at JMU during WWII. In the spring of 1941 the women of Madison College organized a strike that led to the lifting of some of the rules of conduct governing campus life. At this time, they were required to wear formal clothing and stockings for evening meals. Yet, the women resisted these and other rules. This exhibition offers a nuanced narrative of student life and culture during war times as reported in the pages of The Breeze and in other student venues. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. This exhibition is on view until April 1.

 

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