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Preserving African American History

March 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Preserving African American History

This March, Women’s History Month will be celebrated at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, with the popular series Programs in the Parlor. Each program blends a short talk, music, and a special artifact.

On Saturday, March 21st, Dr. Janet Sims-Wood, noted librarian and author, will discuss her book “Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History,” which highlights how Wesley helped to create a world-class archives, known today as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.

Discover how Wesley worked with Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Council of Negro Women to preserve African American women’s history, and how the National Archives for Black Women’s History, today administered by the National Park Service, is the largest repository of archival material relating to African American women in the United States.

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour

Registration Required: Programs are free but space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 202-426-5961 or email bethunenhs@nps.gov


March 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Washington Renaissance Hotel
Washington, DC
Washington, DC United States
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