Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

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Name: Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Date: March 1, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST
Event Description:
In the 20th century, African American women formed the backbone of the modern Civil Rights Movement. They were the critical mass, the grassroots leaders challenging America to embrace justice and equality for all. 

A docent from the National Women's History Museum will share women’s critical roles in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Little Rock’s Central High School integration, and the little-known women behind the scenes of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

This program is most appropriate for a minimum of a 5th-grade audience.

About the Women’s History Museum
For the last twenty years, the National Women’s History Museum has served as the largest online cultural institution dedicated to US women’s history. Founded in 1996, it is the most-recognized institution dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future.
This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.
Date/Time Information:
Monday, March 1
3 to 4 pm
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