Honoring the Centennial of the 19th Amendment and What it Means to Be an American



The University of Montana is actively monitoring Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). UM is following guidance from the Missoula City-County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Because while we all want to enjoy UM alumni events, we also want to keep the UM Family as safe as possible.

To follow University and state direction regarding COVID-19, we are canceling this week’s Community Lecture Series and Final Reception. We plan to record Kathy Kuiper’s lecture, “Who am I? Sorting Out American Identity,” and will re-broadcast the series and final lecture via MCAT at a later date.

Anthony Johnstone
The Story of Citizenship
in the Constitution

Poem: I Hear America Sing
by Walt Whitman

Sara Rinfret
Women, Public Policy,
and Politics

Poem: The Congressional Library [excerpt]
by Amy Lowell

Sara Hayden
Women and Citizenship: Jeannette
Rankin and the Fight for the Vote

Poem: Making Peace
by Denise Levertov

Kate Shanley
Native American Women
and Citizenship

Poem: Perhaps the World Ends Here
by Jo Harjo

Tobin Shearer
Trains, Dolls, and Demands
on the Devil: The Precarious
Position of Minority Rights

Poem: My Dreams, My Works,
Must Wait Till After Hell

by Gwendolyn Brookes

Kathy Kuipers
Who am I? Sorting
Out American Identity

Poem: Getting Baby to Sleep
by Keetje Kuipers

Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT) broadcast schedule
on MCAT Channel 189: Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
and a repeat of the Wednesday broadcast on Saturdays at 6:00 pm

 April 29 and May 2
Kathy Kuipers
"Who Am I? Sorting Out American Identity"

Links to each broadcast will be provided closer to their scheduled time.

2020 Community Lecture Series Song List

Special thanks to Community Lecture Series Advisory Committee member, Geoff Badenoch for compiling the pre-program music and poetry selections for the series. We hope you have enjoyed the selections and are happy to provide the selections for your reference.

Living in the Promised Land Willie Nelson

This Land Is Your Land Pete Seeger and Doc Watson

Song to Woody Bob Dylan

Strange Fruit Billie Holiday

Native Son John Hiatt

American Tune Eva Cassidy

The Times They Are A-Changin' Bob Dylan

Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen

America Simon and Garfunkel

Thank you also to the Community Lecture Series Advisory Committee: Geoff Badenoch, Joe Batts, Peggy Kuhr, Jenny McNulty, Kitte Robins and Robert Stubblefield.