Current Exhibition

[Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

November 7, 2016 to March 17, 2017

This exhibition highlights the work of the influential feminist photographers Bettye Lane and Freda Leinwand, who captured the tumultuous era of the women’s liberation movement between the late 1960s and 1980s.

Picks & Finds

Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

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 Library]

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

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.