Episode 10 – Accidental Activists



In Season 2, we’re going to focus more on connecting the past to the present. In this episode, we take our first look at teachers as activists and look at 3 accidental activists, Oliver Brown, John Scopes, and Bridget Peixotto.







Defining Activism:

Brown v. The Topeka Board of Education

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Bridget Peixotto (and Henrietta Rodman)

  • Carter, P. A. (2016). From Single to Married: Feminist Teachers’ Response to Family/Work Conflict in Early Twentieth-Century New York City. History of Education Quarterly, 56, 36-60.
  • Sochen, J. (1970). Henrietta Rodman and the Feminist Alliance: 1914–1917. The Journal of Popular Culture, 4(1), 57-65.