Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle | Tanisha C. Ford

Monday, February 11, 2019

Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle | Tanisha C. Ford || Radcliffe Institute

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Tanisha C. Ford RI ’19 presents “The Glamorous Life: Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle from World War II to the Age of Obama,” the first economic history of the civil rights movement to explore how black women activists raised millions of dollars for movement organizations by hosting lavish galas, fashion shows, and beauty pageants for an interracial audience.