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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

National Women’s History Museum Opens Inaugural In-Person Exhibit

The National Women’s History Museum is set to open a new in-person exhibition on Thursday, March 30, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. NW). The exhibit will showcase DC Black feminists and their influence on national policy.

The exhibit, entitled We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC, highlights Black women activists whose work has influenced national policy from the turn of the 20th century to the civil rights and Black power movements to today.

Curated by historians Sherie M. Randolph and Kendra T. Field, the exhibit focuses on the stories and voices of Black feminist organizers and theorists including Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Loretta Ross and many more. You can read more about all of the women highlighted here.

The National Women’s History Museum, initially created as an online museum, has featured a variety of online content, interactive content K-12 educational programming and many events for more than 25 years. Thursday’s opening marks the museum’s inaugural interactive in-person exhibit.

The community is also encouraged to follow the exhibition’s conversation virtually using #BlackFeministDC on social media platforms. You can learn more about the National Women’s History Museum and the exhibit at womenshistory.org.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.

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