Kansas Grows the Best Wheat & the Best Race Women: Black Women in the Central Plains 1890-1920

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Thursday February 11

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Online registration for this program closes at 5:00pm February 10.

Virtual program - Zoom link will be emailed prior to event. (Please be sure to check your Junk or Spam folder if you do not see the Zoom link in your Inbox). 

Presenter: Doretha Williams, Program Manager for the Robert F. Smith Fund at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Description: Ms. Williams will examine the challenges that the Black community had to overcome in order to build Kansas communities in the early 1900s in spite of growing discrimination, racial violence, out migration, and limited resources.

The Civil War Museum, in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative (AWHI), is hosting this virtual program to help share the accomplishments of American women both locally and nationally. Funding for this free program comes from the Smithsonian Affiliations Program in support of the AWHI's new book, Smithsonian American Women.