march, 2021

03mar5:00 pm6:00 pmAfrican American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective


Event Details

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. The Center for Colorado Women’s History is working with the Smithsonian to spotlight some of the Smithsonian scholars featured in the publication Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Stories of Strength, Ingenuity and Vision from the National Collection*. This talk supports the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, designed to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women.


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


(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm