Virtual Event: From Black Women’s Suffrage to Black Lives Matter

By Kathleen Williams, September 29, 2020.
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On Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 2 – 3:30 pm ET, DPLA will host From Black Women’s Suffrage to Black Lives Matter: A Living Legacy, in collaboration with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. This virtual event is the third in a series of programming presented in conjunction with the launch of the Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection. It will examine the legacy of Black Women’s early activism and its connections to the present moment and will include presentations on voting stories and links to the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as how Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is collecting African American COVID-19 experiences for archiving and using Wikimedia to surface materials relevant to their community.

Speakers will include:

  •  Dominic Byrd-McDevitt, DPLA Data Fellow
  • Jennifer Lang, Senior Editor of Digital News And Product, WFAE
  •  Ju-Don Marshall, Chief Content Officer, WFAE
  • Danté Nicole Miller, Community Editor for WFAE/Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/Digital Public Library of America via Report for America
  • Shaneé Yvette Murrain, DPLA Community Manager
  • Hannah Terrell, Branch Leader, Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Martha Yesowitch, Community Partnerships Leader, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Please register here.