In 1893, a group of Boston women founded the Woman’s Era Club, one of the first women’s clubs in the country led by African American women. With its journal, The Woman’s Era, this club’s mission of social activism reached national audiences. What causes were these women fighting for, and how did they view their roles as activists in their communities? In this talk, Student Conservation Association (SCA) Public History Intern Katie Woods will explore the stories of several women behind this little-known, yet influential club and publication.
This online program, co-presented by The National Park Service and The SCA, will happen over Zoom. We kindly request that people who are interested in attending please see the REGISTRATION REQUIRED box on this page for more information.
The Repairing America Initiative is the Boston Public Library's pledge to focus its 2021 programming and services on bridging the gaps that divide America. By prioritizing economic recovery, civic engagement, COVID-19 recovery, racial equity, workforce development, and youth engagement, the BPL is working to help Americans rise above the challenges they face.