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Women and the Abolitionist Movement Conference


Medgar Evers College Library (Charles Evans Inniss Memorial) in collaboration with Senator Jesse Hamilton presents the Women and the Abolitionism Movement Conference, in commemoration of Women’s History Month – March 26, 2017

Welcome remarks by Dr. Alexei Oulanov, Senate Office Introduction by Raul Rothblatt and remarks by Dr. Maria Delongoria and Dr. Brenda Greene:

“Two Abolitionists: Sarah Mapps Douglass and Lucretia Coffin Mott” by Julie Finch:

Hidden Histories from the Research Trail, speakers include Prathibha Kanakamedala on Curating Brooklyn Abolition Brooklyn Historical Society, remarks by Dr. Evelin Castro, and Natiba Guy-Clement on Brooklyn Collection:

Zenzele Cooper on Weeksville Heritage:

Struggles for Equality, Jim Driscoll and Jacob Morris and Activist Network Ideas – Kathleen Husler:

Activist Network Ideas – Eric Washington, Jasmine Syedullah:

Powerful Commitments: Lucretia Mott, Abby Hopper Gibbons and Frederick Douglass

Speakers include Caroline Propersi and Fern Luskin:

Performance by Mama Joy’s Pride Ensemble, “Freedom/Liberté (excerpt) Dance Tribute and Keynote Speaker, Professor Deirdre Cooper-Owens “in Plain Sight: Enslaved Women and the Origins of American Gynecology”: