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Deeds Not Words: History and the Making of Black Women’s Clubs in California


June 3, 2021 • 5:00 pm PDT

Black women in California have been making their mark in philanthropy, civic life, and culture since the 19th century, campaigning for the right to vote, supporting African American artists, and contributing to social justice. Join this panel discussion moderated by History Curator Susan D. Anderson with Dorothy Lazard, Head Librarian of the History Center at the Oakland Public Library; Barbara Taylor, President of the League of Allied Arts; Carolyn Ellzey, Vice President of the Garden City Women’s Club; and Yvette Porter Moore, member of Women’s Civic League, as they discuss the past and present of women’s clubs in the state. Presented in conjunction with the new exhibition, Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture.

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