The Warwick Historical Society has received a Public Scholars Grant from Humanities New York to present “Centering Black Women: Race in the Woman Suffrage Movement” at the U.A.M.E. Church, located at 9 Forester Ave. in Warwick, on Sun., Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
Noted women’s studies scholar, Susan Goodier, will use Power Point slides to show images of people and documents relevant to the black women’s suffrage activities. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. The Society hopes this poignant presentation will offer a unique pathway to understanding the complex race issues we continue to face in today’s society.
“This grant from the Humanities NY will allow the Society to engage our current audience and attract new audiences with a topic so relevant today,” said Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society. She went on to express her appreciation of Humanities NY for making this opportunity available to them.
The event is free and open to the public, although reservations are highly recommended. For more information or to make a reservation, call 986-3236, ext 101.