Where were the Women?

October 22, 2019
Where were the Women?

Event Summary

Arizona Heritage Center presents “Where Were the Women?” Women’s Contributions to the Modern Civil Rights Movement on October 22, 2019.

Anyone involved in contemporary social justice work, community mobilization, or college campus activism knows that women step up to carry a significant burden. It was no different during the civil rights era of the 1950’s and 60’s. 

From abolitionism to Black Lives Matter, women have been ardent fighters for African American equality, yet collective stories of prominent leadership focus on the men at the helm. This presentation will highlight the contributions of women in Civil Rights leadership with an emphasis on the roles of nationally recognized leader Fannie Lou Hamer, and an unsung hero who became a local luminary, Jean Fairfax.   

Event Hours

Start Time: 6:30 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm