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African American Women’s Activism

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Smithsonian Affiliations Virtual Scholar Talk – African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: Online, Zoom

Tickets: Free event, must pre-register


African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective

Join Smithsonian Affiliations for this program highlighting objects related to African American women’s history in the Smithsonian collections. This event focuses on African American women’s activism and contributions in historical perspective. Each speaker will explore an interesting aspect of African American women’s activism through an extended discussion of one or two objects.

Dr. Aleia Brown, Assistant Director of the African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, will participate in the discussion, along with the speakers listed below. Dr. Brown co-directs the Restorative Justice Project and leads research, teaching, and programmatic initiatives. As Curator of African American History and Culture at the Michigan State University Museum she worked with the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, SA to co-curate the traveling exhibition Ubuntutu: Life Legacies of Love and Action. She has written and given talks on her two digital projects, #BlkTwitterstorians and #MuseumsRespondtoFerguson.