Join us for the opening program of Women’s History Month as we celebrate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment’s (women’s suffrage) ratification. The program includes two presentations:
Kathleen Thompson | “Always There: Black Women and Suffrage”
Kathleen Thompson co-authored with Andra Medea the feminist classic “Against Rape.” She was co-author with historian Darlene Clark Hine of “A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America,” and collaborated with Hilary Mae Austin on “The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present.” Thompson also served on the board of senior editors with Hine on the second edition of the landmark encyclopedia “Black Women in America.”
Michelle Duster | “Black Suffragists: Representation in Public Space”
Michelle Duster is a writer and advocate for racial and gender equity in public history. She has initiated and supported dozens of initiatives to have street names, markers, murals, and monuments to honor her paternal great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells, and other African American historical figures. Since 2008, she has written, edited, and contributed to nine books and dozens of articles.
Following the program, Thompson and Duster will sell and sign their books in the auditorium lobby.
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