This month, Maryland Humanities’ living history series goes virtual as the organization raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. Sherrie Tolliver brings Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954) to life. Born in Tennessee to two formerly enslaved business owners, Terrell helped to found the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Association for Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC). She worked with the National Women’s Party in picketing at the White House in support of women’s suffrage.
Global Connections is a monthly virtual leaders ZOOM forum. Moderator ROBERT SIEGEL, award-winning, legendary host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered (1987 - 2018), interviews experts on society, politics, and the economy and leaders in finance, real estate, technology and medicine to discuss new industry realities and how to navigate the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 22, Robert Siegel will interview:
• US Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire: "Restoring Bipartisanship and Civic Discourse"
This month, Maryland Humanities’ living history series goes virtual as the organization raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. Arthuretta Martin brings Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977) to life. Considered one of the most powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movement in the South, Hamer was outraged by efforts to deny Black votes, became a SNCC organizer, and co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Party to increase Black participation in the Democratic Party.