Women’s History


⭐ Another Hidden Figure: Interview with David Miontague and Paige Bowers, Authors of ‘The Overnight Code’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

  Interview of David Montague and Paige Bowers on their memoir of Raye Montague, the first African-American woman to design ships for the US Navy. Raye Montague was a Hyattsville resident and David’s mother. Event details to be posted later. Check EVENT LINK for updates. About the Authors Paige Bowers is […]


Women’s History Month: Conversations For Change (Maryland Public Television) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of Women’s History Month, in collaboration with Morgan State University and University of Maryland Global Campus, Maryland Public Television (MPT) invites you to join us for a special event honoring the legacy of Black women suffragists and their impact on the leaders of today — leaders such as […]


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 Against Slavery: Then and Now (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Women abolitionists have always faced opposition, but they have persevered. The author will highlight the valiant work of several women abolitionists past and present. Janet Willen is co-author with Marjorie Gann of Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery and Five Thousand Years of Slavery, both published by Tundra Books. Speak a Word for […]


Women’s History Month Trivia (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month by testing your knowledge of groundbreaking events and important women in history! Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring notable women and important moments in history! Put your knowledge to the test by joining our Kahoot trivia game! Join the zoom […]


The Path to Leadership: The Next Chapter; Influential Women in Montgomery County Politics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us as Claire McDonald, creator of Montgomery History’s online exhibit “The Path to Leadership,” ​discusses the influence of Montgomery County women in the political arena pre- and post-suffrage. Learn about some of the most influential women in Montgomery County politics and their fascinating stories in this decade-by-decade look at women’s rise to […]


⭐ The Art of Sampling: Sylvia Robinson Produced a New Wave (Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum) – VIRTUAL

From WondaGurl to Ebonie Smith, Black women have produced award-winning pop hits. Yet they are not always household names like some of their counterparts. In Respect Her Crank!: Producing Sounds of Blackness, this changes. Award-winning producer J’Nae White facilitates multiple workshops designed to teach the art of music production, as inspired by Black women […]


Beyond the 19th: The Equal Rights Amendment (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join Ranger Susan Philpott of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument to explore the evolution of the ERA–and the concept of equality–over the past century. Women won an important victory with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But the vote wasn’t the end; it was just the beginning […]