The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture announced it will celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring Black women through a series of panel discussions, film screenings and a social media campaign.
According to a press release from the Smithsonian, the campaign will seek to “explore the contributions of African-American women in the arts, business, leadership and activism.”
The museum’s #HiddenHerstory social media campaign is a month-long event that will spotlight the work of 15 African-American women who, though not widely known, have made a significant impact on history. Among those featured will be organizers Hallie Quinn Brown, Pauli Murray, Harriet Powers and entrepreneur Ann Lowe.
Musician Big Mama Thornton will also be honored.
The museum’s Center for African American Media Arts and Center for the Study of African American Religious Life will also collaborate with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital to present I, Destini, Daughters of the Dust and Cinema + Conversation: Women of the LA Rebellion. The latter is a two-hour block of short films showcasing the contribution of women filmmakers to the UCLA filmmaking movement.
All events are free and open to the public. Visit www.nmaahc.si.edu for more info.