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Black Women's Suffrage - Taped Wednesday, March 31

VIRTUAL Screening and Panel Discussion
In partnership with Morgan State University and University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)

In celebration of Women's History Month, this special event honored Black women suffragists and their impact on the leaders of today - leaders such as former Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams, whose voter registration efforts directly impacted the election of Kamala Harris, the nation's first woman of color serving as our nation's vice president.

The screening includes a presentation of "The Ongoing Fight," a co-production of American Experience and Retro Report, which presents the contributions of Black women in the suffrage movement, and where that movement is today. A panel discussion follows the video.

Women's History Month 2021: Conversations for Change

Appearing on the panel discussion are:

  • Moderator: Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, host of "Today With Dr. Kaye" on WEAA; founder of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace and Social Justice and associate professor of Communication and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland
  • Dr. Damon Freeman - director of the History and African American Studies Program at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC); Morgan State University alumnus
  • Dr. Toya Corbett - assistant vice president for Student Affairs for the University of North Carolina System; Morgan State University alumna
  • Donna Edwards, former U.S. representative for Maryland's 4th congressional district (2008-17)
  • Prof. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall - John Jay College (CUNY); author, She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power

The screening is introduced by honored guests, Morgan State University president, Dr. David Wilson, and University of Maryland Global Campus president, Dr. Gregory Fowler.

During the screening, viewers learn more about the Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Endowed Scholarship Fund that is administered by the Morgan State University Foundation, and the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) Graduate Scholarship Fund for HBCU Alumni that is administered by the UMGC Foundation.

Women's History Month

Aired in March on MPT & MPT2

Thursday, March 18 at 10:30pm on MPT
Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War

Tuesday, March 23 at 8pm on MPT
American Masters “Flannery”

Thursday, March 25 at 10:30pm on MPT
Penny: Champion of the Marginalized

Friday, March 26 at 9:30pm on MPT
American Masters "Twyla Tharp"

Saturday, March 27 at 7pm on MPT
Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct

Saturday, March 27 at 9pm on MPT2
American Masters "Laura Ingalls Wilder"

Sunday, March 28 at 3pm on MPT
Pieced Together

Sunday, March 28 at 5pm on MPT
American Experience “The Codebreaker”

Monday, March 29 at 9pm on MPT
Marian Anderson: Once in a Hundred Years


Women's Leadership Forum

MARCH 18-20, 2021
Over 500 women met for three days of empowerment, learning, workshops, networking, vending, and more.

Morgan State University

From MPT Digital Studios: Women's History | Waves of Feminism

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The arts and culture of this movement had ties to the Maryland area.

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