women


Ladies of Laughter: Great Comediennes (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From the earliest days of comedy, many comediennes have made audiences howl with laughter. Revisit the funny women of film, television and radio, including Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and more and enjoy a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips and captivating stories. Presented by Hometowns to Hollywood’s film […]


⭐ Meet Yaba Blay, Author of ‘One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race’ In Conversation With Imani Perry (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

REGISTER HERE Referred to by Michael Eric Dyson as “one of the most brilliant and committed critics and advocates writing and thinking and working on behalf of Black people today,” Dr. Yaba Blay is a scholar, activist, and cultural consultant. Focusing on Black women and girls through topics like personal identity and […]


18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and The Invention of Modern Forensics (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time, 18 Tiny Deaths follows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics. Meet author Bruce Goldfarb, executive assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner for the state of Maryland, as […]


Black Women and The Struggle for Human Rights (Occidental College) – VIRTUAL

About this Event Professor Keisha N. Blain—historian, author and president of the African American Intellectual History Society—is Occidental College’s 2021 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence. Blain, who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, will be in residence at Occidental February 23-25. An award-winning 20th-century historian who specializes in African […]


⭐ 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 […]


Meet Pamela Nadell, Author of ‘America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Dr. Pamela Nadell will present a lecture based on her book “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today” In this groundbreaking history, Pamela Nadell asks what does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Weaving together stories from the colonial era’s matriarch, Grace Nathan, and […]


100 Years of Women Voting: 2020 Symposium Closing Keynote (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 […]


100 Years of Women Voting: 2020 Symposium ‘Gender and Political Participation’ (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 […]