“African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective” program (virtual)
March 3, 6 p.m.
As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective,” on Wednesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required.
This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. It will highlight objects related to African American women’s history in the Smithsonian collections, focusing 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.
Featured speakers for this program are:
Nancy Bercaw, PhD, Chair, Division of Political and Military History, National Museum of American History
Aleia Brown, PhD, Assistant Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
Modupe Labode, PhD, Curator, National Museum of American History
Crystal Moten, PhD, Curator, National Museum of American History
More information about the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative is available at https://womenshistory.si.edu/.