After a semester of work, we recreated a typical class in the 1950s era including clothing and appropriate discussion of viewpoints for the time.
This clip is one excerpt of that class, a re-creation of what we imagine a debate over “A Woman’s Place Is in the Home” might have looked like in 1952 in a Current Events class in the History Department at Mary Washington College.
Please note that the material here is based on research the students did in MWC sources from the 1950s. They are an attempt to understand the issues and concerns facing college students at a mostly female teaching college in 1952.
They do not represent the actual viewpoints of the students or Dr. McClurken.