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Medium maroon circle on right 2/3 of image with white text "Dr. Kimberly Voss" oval picture of Dr. Voss. White text "Women's Page History / in Florida in the 1950s / and 1960s / John C. Hitt Library, 223 / Friday, March 8 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am" Beige background on left 1/3 of image with illustration of a manual typewriter with an image of a page saying "Re-evaluating / women's page / journalism / in the / post-world / war II era / Celebrating Soft News" in all caps. Shadow of the typewriter forms the silhouette of a woman's face. In green text above typewriter "Kimberly Wilmot Voss"


Facebook image advertising the 2019 Women's History Month talk by Dr. Kimberly Voss titled "Women's Page History in the 1950s and 1960s"

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This talk tells the stories of significant Florida women’s page journalists who contributed to the women’s liberation movement and the journalism community. Previous versions of journalism history had reduced the role these women played at their newspapers and in their communities—if they were mentioned at all. For decades, the only place for women in newspapers was the women’s pages. While often dismissed as fluff by management, these sections in fact documented social changes in communities.

These women were smart, feisty and ahead of their times. They left a great legacy for today’s women journalists. This book brings these individual women together and allows for a broader understanding of women’s page journalism in the 1950s and 1960s. It details the significant roles they played in the post-World War II years, laying the foundation for a changing role for women.






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