Posted by on 09/06/2019

09/26/2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Austin College

You are invited to join the Austin College Social Justice Walking Tour!

Presented by Dr. Randi Tanglen’s English Students

Tour begins at Wortham Center
718 N. Grand Ave., Sherman, TX 75090

Look for the crimson “Welcome Center” sign
Visitor parking accessible from Brockett St. entrance

Wear comfortable shoes for walking

Tour will conclude at the IDEA Center with wine, snacks, and conversation with students

Tickets $15 | Register online by September 23

For more information, contact Ginger Nye at or 903-813-2834

“A More Perfect Union”—19th Century American Literature & Social Reform
During Dr. Tanglen’s spring 2019 course, “American Literature to 1900,” students explored the role of literature in some of the most debated social and political issues of the 1800s: the rights of women and of the American worker, slavery and abolition, Jim Crow segregation, and treatment of American Indians. From their study, students were inspired to design a campus tour to localize issues and highlight moments of historical inequality as well as sites of tolerance and progress. The tour brings to life the brave but now nearly-forgotten voices of writers who sought to expose injustice and seek a “more perfect union.”

Selected readings, option for the tour, are available through the links below.

Kate Chopin, “Désirée’s Baby” –

James Baldwin, “Going to Meet the Man” –

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” –

Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonin), “The Great Spirit” –

Natasha Tredway, “Enlightenment” –


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