by Phillip Cunningham, Head of Research Services
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Amistad Research Center has launched a new digital exhibition through Google Arts & Culture to highlight and celebrate the papers of eight women. These collections are being processed as part of a grant-funded project focused on African American women’s history. The collections document African American women’s contributions to and accomplishments within multiple fields of interest, illustrating engagement on local, national and international levels. Highlighted in the exhibit are opera singer Annabelle Bernard, social activist Jessie Covington Dent, writer Alexis De Veaux, historian Antoinette Harrell, civic leader Sybil Morial, visual artist Senga Nengudi, labor activist Maida Springer-Kemp and political activist Dorothy Mae Taylor. You can view this exhibit and past Amistad digital exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture here.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [MH-245560-OMS-20]. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this blog post do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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