Faith Ringgold, American Collection #4: Jo Bakerís Bananas, 1997; Purchased with funds donated by the Estate of Barbara Bingham Moore, Olga V. Hargis Family Trusts and the Members Acquisition Fund. (Photograph courtesy of the artist; © 1997 Faith Ringgold)






Members of the San Francisco chapter of the National Council of Negro Women demonstrate for voter registration in 1956. Photograph by Cox Studio. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Frances Albrier Collection.

  National Museum of African American History offers special Womenís History Month programming

#HiddenHerstory Social Media Push Amplifies Stories of Women Who Fought Discrimination

The Smithsonianís National Museum of African American History and Culture will celebrate Womenís History Month with four public programs, including two special programs exploring the stories of pioneers Harriet Tubman and Recy Taylor. All events are free and will take place in the museumís Oprah Winfrey Theater.

Using the #HiddenHerstory hashtag, the museumís social media will honor women who have shaped American history through a commitment to ending discrimination. The social media campaign will feature the stories of local women, artists, activists and educators who persisted despite the many intersecting forms of discrimation.

The museumís Center for the Study of African American Religious Life will screen two films, Let the Church Say Amen! and Verdict: Not Guilty Thursday, March 8, from, 2 to 5 p.m. Cinema + Conversation: Let the Church Say Amen! includes a discussion moderated by Eric Williams, the museumís curator of religion. Registration is strongly encouraged at

Taking the Stage returns Saturday, March 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. with Taking the Stage: Power! Stokely Carmichael by Meshaun Labrone. The one-man theater piece journeys into the mind of revolutionary Stokely Carmichael as he prepares to engage in a standoff with state police during the 1966 March Against Fear in Canton, Miss. Meshaun Labrone, who wrote the theater piece, will join a discussion following the performance. Registration is encouraged at

Covers of Who Was? books profiling Eleanor Roosevelt, Sacagawea, Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, and Amelia Earhart.

On Friday, March 16, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., the museum will present Cinema + Conversation: The Rape of Recy Taylor. The film tells the story of 24-year-old Taylor who was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. After Taylor bravely identified her rapists, the NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support for Taylor and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse against black women and reveals Parksí intimate role in Taylorís story. Registration is strongly encouraged at

Harrietís Daughters: An Evening of Conversation and Celebration concludes Womenís History Month celebration, Thursday, March 29, from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. Featured panelists Barbara Arnwine, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Samantha Masters will explore Harriet Tubmanís legacy extending far beyond Tubmanís role in the Civil War and The Underground Railroad. A century after her death, Tubman's refusal to adhere to the limits placed on her race and gender by society has implications for women today. ďHarrietís DaughtersĒ includes a keynote talk by Kimberle Crenshaw. Known for the introduction and development of intersectional theory, Crenshaw is professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School and founder of Columbia Law Schoolís Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies and the African American Policy Forum. Registration is strongly encouraged at

About the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Sept. 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument, the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nationís largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit, follow @NMAAHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchatóor call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000.





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