Women’s History Month began as International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, with petitions from the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed P.L. 100-9 designating March as Women’s History Month.
Women’s History Month was not actually designed to laud the accomplishments of African-American women; nevertheless, a celebration of their accomplishments during the month of March is not only necessary, but also appropriate. “Walking in their Footsteps” is a tribute to the lives of five remarkable African-American women who paved the way in order that we could indeed walk in their footsteps.
Celebrate with us on Wednesday, March 16, at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Tougaloo College in the Bennie G. Thompson Center Auditorium. Georgia Cohran, Amanishakete Anacaona and DeAnna Tisdale will portray notable African-American women such as Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Eliza Farish Pillars and Gladys Noel Bates. A Q&A follows the 10:00 a.m. program. The performance is free of charge. We will also highlight each woman portrayed in the production over the next several days leading up to the event, so if you are on Facebook, make sure you are set up to receive notifications from the Facebook page, and share this post and upcoming ones on your timelines. Thank you for your support! #womenshistorymonth #blackhistory #blackhistoryplus#blackhistory365