Published October 2, 2020

In this webinar, recorded October 2, 2020, Johns Hopkins University professor Martha S. Jones, discusses her critically acclaimed, recently published book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. Jones’s work as a legal and cultural historian examines how Black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. She is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.

This presentation was co-hosted by Virginia Humanities along with three University of Virginia departments—the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; the Corcoran Department of History; and the Governing America in a Global Era program.

This was the third event in a short series of virtual conversations titled “To Dwell in Possibility: Virginia Women Remaking the World.” Thanks to the financial support of educator Dr. Melanie J. Biermann, the series will honor the legacy of Rosel Schewel, a political and civil rights activist from Lynchburg who was the longest-serving member of the board of Virginia Humanities.

University of Virginia: Women, Gender & Sexuality
GAGE: Governing America in a Global Era
Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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