Black women have long been at the forefront of political change in America, working for the collective good to advance the civil rights and liberties promised to all American citizens under the U.S. Constitution. Dorothy Height, Fannie Lou Hamer, Stacey Abrams, and many other Black women have organized and mobilized in their communities in ways that have garnered significant results politically. It was the Black women in battleground states whose organizing, campaigning, and showing up at the polls had the greatest influence on the outcome of the last presidential election. But despite being the backbone of American democracy, Black women have often been the most politically neglected demographic in the U.S., including by the leaders they have helped get elected.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, please join the WBA for a discussion on the political legacy of Black women in America featuring a powerhouse panel of Black women leaders and influencers in public policy.
The virtual panel will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6pm.
Meeting ID: 838 6879 2887