Delta College history faculty share key moments in time that help us understand who we have been and who we are today. From Q-90.1 FM, Delta College Quality Public Radio.
The Pullman Strike
When the Pullman Company responded to the depression of the 1890s by laying off workers and cutting wages, the workers went to the picket lines.
Alice Freeman Palmer
Alice Freeman Palmer became the first female college president in 1881.
Muller v Oregon
In 1908, the Supreme Court upheld an Oregon law limiting a woman's workday to 10 hours.
Alessandro de' Medici
Alessandro de' Medici's life offers a dramatic window into the Italian Renaissance. The history of his story reveals a great deal about modern narratives of race.
Big Mama Thornton
If the lyrics to Elvis' breakthrough hit "Hound Dog" seem a bit strange, they make more sense coming from the mouth of their original singer, Big Mama Thornton.
Painted Cousins: Dido Elizabeth Belle & Lady Elizabeth Murray
Paintings of wealthy women weren't unusual in the late 18th century, but paintings of wealthy black women with their white cousins were.