Join us for a conversation with Johns Hopkins University professor Martha S. Jones, author of the critically acclaimed, recently published 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 is being 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 is 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.
This online event is free, but registration is required.