March 26: Join the Celebration of Women in Civil Rights History

March 7, 2024 - Events, General News - Posted by

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The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is proud to partner with The Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC), Southern Poverty Law Center, and Mississippi Department of Archives & History to present “Women Who Sustained Freedom Summer” in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer and of the game-changing women who powered the Civil Rights movement.

The event will take place on March 26, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. There will be a reception from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. with food and drinks preceding the panel discussion.

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Victoria Gray, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Annie Devine stand in front of the U.S. Capitol Building after being denied entry on Jan. 4, 1965.
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Panelists Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, Dr. Emilye Crosby, and civil rights veteran Euvester Simpson are joining Pamela Junior, former Director of the Two Mississippi Museums, for an exciting dialogue on the women who shaped, led, and sustained Freedom Summer during the harrowing Civil Rights era.

Dive deep into this crucial period of Mississippi’s history and learn more about the courageous women who fought for civil rights and justice. You’re sure to walk away feeling inspired and maybe even a little motivated to plug into women’s rights advocacy in your community. What better way is there to celebrate Women’s History Month?

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