Black Women and Political Leadership

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The year 2020 will go down in history as a important milestone in American politics particularly for the roles Black women played. Not only was a Black woman elected to the vice presidency of the United States, but a number of Black women rose to prominence for their grassroots work in voter registration, policy reform, and criminal justice work.

Join Oakland History Center librarian Dorothy Lazard as she hosts Alicia Garza, principal of the Black Futures Lab and co-creator of Black Lives Matter; newly-elected Oakland councilwoman and Moms4Housing advocate Carroll Fife; Linda Burnham, co-founder of the Women of Color Resource Center; and local author and former Black Panther Party newspaper editor Judy Juanita as they discuss the developing roles and influence of Black women in political leadership over the past decade. 


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