History Events

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September 26, 2020
12pm PT / 3pm ET
Pepper, Salt, Empire: How the Spice Trade Made the World Modern
Saturday, September 26th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET

What we view as commonplace seasonings like pepper and cinnamon were once the most luxurious items known to humans. Join award-winning Cornell University Professor Eric Tagliacozzo for this talk about humanity's millennials-long yearning for the spices of Asia.

October 3, 2020
12pm PT / 3pm ET
Womanist Activism and the Fight for Equality
Saturday, October 3rd, 10-11:30am PT / 1-2:30pm ET

Over the past 40 years, Black women activists have built the womanist movement to advocate for the rights of all people. 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.