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Virtual: “African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective”

In honor of RIHS’s “Take A Stand” 2021 theme, we’re happy to offer this talk from the Smithsonian Institution! 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.


  • Crystal Moten, Curator, National Museum of American History
  • Nancy Bercaw, Chair, Division of Political and Military History, National Museum of American History 
  • Modupe Labode, Curator, National Museum of American History
  • Aleia Brown, Assistant Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/8316124684093/WN_UDFln1_RRdqW0MwZN7Riaw

Image Credit: Pressing Comb and Can of Glossine, Gift of Dr. Marjorie Joyner and Barbara J. Powell in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History


Mar 3, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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