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Forgotten No More: Rediscovering Remarkable Women (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Mary Lou Williams, ca. 1946, by William P. Gottlieb Forgotten No More: Rediscovering Remarkable Women Part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story PROGRAM DESCRIPTION From a 17th-century workshop in the Netherlands to a classroom in 1660 in Frankfurt, to the streets of Washington in the […]


Women of The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit (Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum) – VIRTUAL

Join us for an important environmental justice reunion and focus on female activism. This community forum brings together several women who were participants in the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit of 1991. How did this summit impact their work? What lessons were learned in the past that can be applied to efforts today? REGISTER About the original Summit: Over […]


⭐ Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement Learn about African American women who were instrumental in shaping the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Discuss the contributions of activists such as Ruby Dee, Angela Davis, Daisy Bates, and Ruby Bridges. Enjoy listening to lesser […]


⭐ Meet Anna Malaika Tubbs, Author of ‘The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

      Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin’s son James (James Baldwin), about Alberta King’s son Martin Luther (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and Louise Little’s son Malcolm (Malcolm X). But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential […]


⭐ The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Rosa Parks is one of the most well-known Americans today, but much of what is known and taught about her is incomplete, distorted, and just plain wrong. Adapted from the original by Jeanne Theoharis and YA author Brandy Colbert, this young readers’ edition of the NAACP Image Award-winning The Rebellious Life of […]


⭐ All We Can Save: Women at the Forefront of Climate Justice (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

            Scientists, activists, journalists, and artists summon truth, courage, and solutions for the climate crisis. Featuring Camille Dungy, poet, author, and scholar Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Director of Climate Policy, Roosevelt Institute Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, founder, Urban Ocean Lab and founder/CEO, Ocean Collectiv Sarah Stillman, New Yorker staff writer […]


100 Years of Women Voting: 2020 Symposium ‘Diverse Voices from the Suffrage Movement’ (U.S. Capitol Historical Society) – VIRTUAL

Gaining the franchise was just the beginning. Join us for a series of discussions on the historic impact of women in American public life. About this Event The U.S. Capitol Historical Society invites you to attend its 2020 Annual Symposium, 100 Years of Women Voting. Over six weekly sessions, distinguished speakers will […]


Meet with Author of ‘The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Historian Robert C. Plumb will discuss his new book “The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America” released in March 2020. In this collective biography, author Robert C. Plumb traces these five remarkable women’s (Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sarah Josepha Hale) […]