3 honorees to speak March 31
3/23/2018, 9:51 a.m.
Two educators and a historian from the Richmond area will speak at a panel titled “Honoring Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
The event, presented by the BND Institute of Media and Culture, will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh St.
It is free and open to the public.
The panelists are:
• Elizabeth Johnson Rice, who was among 34 Virginia Union University students arrested in 1960 during a sit-in at Thalhimer’s department store in Downtown to protest the store’s segregated lunch counters. Ms. Rice also was one of the first African-American teachers at Petersburg High School.
• Brenda Dabney Nichols, a retired Henrico County teacher, music educator and author of the book “African-Americans in Henrico County: 1863-1993.” She also has worked with a committee to maintain Westwood, Quioccasin and Pryor Memorial cemeteries, three historic African-American cemeteries in Henrico.
• Elvatrice Belsches, a historical researcher, author and lecturer who has served as a historical consultant on several documentaries and on director Steven Spielberg’s motion picture, “Lincoln.” She also is curator of the Black History Museum’s new photography exhibit, “Yesterday’s Stories, Today’s Inspiration.”
Cathy M. Jackson, a journalism professor and historian at Norfolk State University, will moderate the discussion.
A reception will follow the program.
Details and registration: www.eventbrite.com; search for “honoring women who tell our stories.”