Thursday, August 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 57 rsvpsLivestream on YouTube @ League of Women Voters AAC
Conversation with Two Daughters:
The Fight for Social Justice
with Mary Sue Welcome, Esq. and Charlene Butts Ligon, Author
moderated by Yolande Dickerson
Conversing Virtually, Streaming Live on YouTube
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Please join us for a moderated discussion with the daughters of civil rights activists Senator Verda Welcome and Evelyn T. Butts, who broke down barriers while fighting tirelessly for social justice. Maryland Senator Verda Welcome was the first Black woman in the nation elected to a state legislature and Virginia activist Evelyn T. Butts was the plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that abolished the poll tax.
Daughters Mary Sue Welcome, Esq., and Charlene Butts Ligon, author of Fearless: How a poor Virginia seamstress took on Jim Crow, beat the poll tax and changed her city forever, will share the untold stories of their mothers. Their battles for anti-discrimination, equality, and justice changed history and a nation.
Listen in as we learn more from the two daughters, whose own lives and careers continue the legacy of Senator Welcome and Mrs. Butts.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 12 rsvpsZoom
Women's Equality Day Virtual Event
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
In recognition of Women's Equality Day, we invite LWVAAC's members and friends to a virtual discussion of The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters. The author, Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, PhD, served two terms as the fifteenth president of the League of Women Voters of the United States (1998-2002), the only woman of color to have led our national organization in its first 100 years. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her book deals with Black history in our own organization. It tells the story of notable women of color who, despite being marginalized, fought for ratification of the 19th amendment and helped establish the LWV. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the League's founding, Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins calls on us to acknowledge these women's contributions and their stories.
The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters is available as an eBook from the Anne Arundel County Public Library. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one of the print copies from LWVAAC's circulating collection.
RSVP if you plan to participate, and we'll send you the information you'll need to join us online. Enjoy the book!