october, 2019

22oct6:00 pm8:00 pmWhere Were the Women? Women’s Contributions to the Modern Civil Rights MovementArizona Heritage Center

Event Details

Anyone involved in contemporary social justice work, community mobilization, or college campus activism knows that women step up to carry a significant burden. It was no different during the civil rights era of the 1950’s and 60’s.  From abolitionism to Black Lives Matter, women have been ardent fighters for African American equality, yet collective stories of prominent leadership focus on the men at the helm. This presentation will highlight the contributions of women in Civil Rights leadership with an emphasis on the roles of nationally recognized leader Fannie Lou Hamer, and an unsung hero who became a local luminary, Jean Fairfax.   

Keith Miller, Professor of English, Arizona State University and Kenja Hassan, Director of Cultural Relations, Office of Government and Community Engagement, Arizona State University

Tuesday, October 22

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

View the exhibit A Place For All People from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

$5 General Public/$4 AHS Members

RSVP or Questions: [email protected] or 480-929-0292


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Arizona Heritage Center

1300 North College Ave

Arizona Historical Society