From the early days of the Civil Rights movement, African American women have worked and served in numerous and influential leadership roles. What are their experiences and what changes have taken place in their opportunities, expectations, responsibilities, and obstacles?
A panel discusses their personal journeys and the advice they would offer to young women in the struggle for equality. Moderated by Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, panelists include Joyce Ladner, sociologist and civil rights activist; Avis Jones De-Weever, former executive director, National Council of Negro Women; Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Charlene A. Carruthers, national director, Black Youth Project 100.
Presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This program is generously supported by William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.
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