Washington’s MLK Jr. Library opens Black feminism exhibit
4/20/2023, 6 p.m.
A new exhibit, “We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC” recently opened at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
The exhibit, which traces Black feminism in Washington, D.C., from the turn of the 20th century through the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement to today, runs until Sept. 15, 2024.
Curated by historians Sherie M. Randolph and Kendra T. Field, the exhibition focuses on the stories and voices of Black feminist organizers and theorists — including Pauli Murray, Anna Julia Cooper, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mary Treadwell, and Nkenge Touré — whose expansive work made a difference in the lives of Black women in their Washington, D.C., communities and for all people throughout the United States. Standing at the intersection of race, class and gender, Black feminists fought for a definition of freedom and liberation that extended beyond their individual circumstances — work that remains unfinished today.
“We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC” is on view on the first floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., as part of a partnership between the National Women’s History Museum and DC Public Library.
Visit: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is located at 901 G St N.W., Washington.
Details: The exhibit is free and open to the public; no registration or tickets are required. For an updated schedule, please visit: https://www.dclibrary.org/mlk.