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Published on: March 3, 2011

THE PRATT CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

The series of programs includes a new exhibition, literary festival and Senator Barbara Mikulski

 

BALTIMORE – The Enoch Pratt Free Library is celebrating and recognizing the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing free programs and information throughout the month of March.

 

New Exhibition:

Vote! The Life and Work of Sadie Jacobs Crockin: A traveling exhibition from the Jewish Museum of Maryland
March 2 – 31, Central Library Main Hall
Sadie Jacobs Crockin was a key figure in Baltimore's Jewish community and in the women's rights movement of the early 1900s. She led the Baltimore chapters of the League of Women Voters and Hadassah, achieving prominence as a tireless organizer and social reformer. This exhibition commemorates the 90th anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City.

International Women’s History Month Literary Festival
Saturday, March 19, 1pm, Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
A panel of four women writers from across the globe discusses the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives of women. The conversation will be moderated by Linda A. Duggins, Hachette Book Group. The writers: Victoria Brown (Minding Ben), Jasmin Darzik (The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life), Sarita Mandanna (Tiger Hills), and Tanya Wright (Butterfly Flying).

Meet Senator Barbara Mikulski
Sunday, March 20, 2pm, Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
Senator Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the United States Senate, will talk about "Women of the Senate: Making History, Changing History." Meet and talk with Sen. Mikulski at a reception immediately following the program.

Author Kristie Miller (Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies)
Thursday, March 31, 7pm, Central Library Poe Room
Kristie Miller presents a rich and complex portrait of Wilson's wives and shows clearly how both women influenced Woodrow Wilson's life and career. Kristie Miller is a research associate at the Southwest Center, University of Arizona, and author of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC.

Tuesday, April 12, 6:30pm, Central Library Poe Room
In the new book, Hands on the Freedom Plow, fifty-two women -- northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina -- share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement.

For more information and a complete schedule of the Pratt’s Women’s History Month programs, visit our website at www.prattlibrary.org. Also look for the Pratt on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare and YouTube.

Remember at the Enoch Pratt Free Library: "Your journey starts here."


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