The simplest of actions—speaking, reading, walking, kneeling—became instruments of great power. And there was writing, too: frantic, percussive writing that made the tables and walls and even the windows of the room vibrate like a drum.
Muhammad advocates that higher-education and local institutions ought to connect more, which will sustain public engagement by providing “the kind of civic literacy we need in order to have a healthier democracy."
The NARAL collection at the Schlesinger Library allowed me to make a meaningful historicized contribution to my thesis on nonprofit advocacy on behalf of sexual and reproductive agency and freedom.
Melissa Harris-Perry—the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, where she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics—joined members of the Harvard community at the Schlesinger Library to talk about the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research.
“History isn’t always about what’s in the textbooks,” says Trisha Perez Kennealy. “There is so much more information out there, and that’s the beautiful thing about what happens at the Schlesinger Library.”
Lia G. Poorvu AM ’64 has established a fund to transform the Schlesinger Library’s first floor into an even more dynamic place for research, teaching, exhibition, and convening.