Join our friends at the Museum of the American Revolution for a night of celebrating women’s history on Friday, March 24. Tickets to this event include after-hours access to our new special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, women’s history-themed talks and activities, food and beverage specials from Cross Keys Café, and an opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family.
As part of the evening’s festivities, Greenidge will sit down with Museum Director of Education and Community Engagement Adrienne G. Whaley for a discussion about abolitionism, suffrage, and education. During this conversation you’ll learn how women in the three generations of the Forten, Grimke, and Douglass families connect the Revolutionary era to present day. This portion of the event will be livestreamed via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET for those interested in joining online. Following this conversation, audience members — both in-person and online — will have a chance to participate in a Q&A with Greenidge and Whaley.
Dr. Kerri Greenidge is the Mellon Assistant Professor at Tufts University. She is the author of the award&-winning book, Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter (2019). Her most recent book, The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family (2022) was recently listed as a best book of the year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.