Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

February 16, 2017

The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference, sponsored in part by the Schlesinger Library, will gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars to frame the emerging field of black girl history at the University of Virginia, March 1718, 2017

Coretta Scott King 1977. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryCoretta Scott King 1977. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Coretta Scott King’s Letter to Senator Strom Thurmond (1986) Concerning Jefferson Sessions

February 8, 2017

On February 7, 2017, on the floor of the US Senate, Elizabeth Warren RI '02 started to read a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King to Strom Thurmond about Jefferson Sessions’s record on civil rights. There is another letter that King wrote, and the Schlesinger Library has a copy.

Portrait of Pauli Murray, 1946. Hodson's Photos, photographer. Courtesy of the Schlesinger LibraryPortrait of Pauli Murray, 1946. Hodson's Photos, photographer. Courtesy of the Schlesinger Library

A Heroine in Everyday Life: Pauli Murray's Legal Education

August 3, 2016

In a career that spanned most of the 20th century, Pauli Murray lent her voice to a wide array of causes and organizations as she tackled the overlapping inequities of race, gender, and class in American life. Perhaps more than any individual before her, Murray helped generations of activists to theorize and understand the intersections between these different dimensions of identity.

March on Washington 20th anniversary poster detail. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryMarch on Washington 20th anniversary poster detail. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

“I Have A Dream" and the March on Washington—50 Years Later

August 27, 2013

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Schlesinger Library is highlighting the papers of several women from our collections who fought for civil rights, some of whom participated in the monumental march on August 28, 1963. It was one of the most successful civil rights demonstrations in the history of America.

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