Black women played a key role in the women’s and civil rights movements. Despite this, they were denied their own rights by others. Mainstream feminism focused on the experiences of white women, and the civil rights movement gave importance to Black men over Black women. Because of these inequalities, Black women built the womanism movement to advocate for the rights of all people.
At this talk, the inspirational Reverend Dr. Fry Brown will highlight the work of several womanist activists, from public figures to ordinary people committed to making change, and demonstrate how their actions illustrate the ideals of womanism.
In addition to her work as a preacher, Dr. Fry Brown is also a scholar and educator at Emory University, where she was the third Black woman to become a full professor and won the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about such an important and timely topic with such a compelling speaker.