Natalie Shibley (Africana Studies & History, UPenn)
Black Print Media and Representations of Women in the Military, 1941-1993
Shibley explores the representation of black women's military service in the black press from World War II through the end of the Gulf War. She argues that for decades, black print media largely neglected the issue of gender discrimination in the military. In addition, the black press, much like the white media, emphasized that military service did not prevent women from carrying out traditional gender roles.