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Evelyn Barbour Lectures

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Evelyn L. Barbour, passed in 2014 at the age of 78, after a short illness. She attended the Jefferson School and was among the first graduating class of Jackson P. Burley High School. She was an alumni of Virginia Union University and the University of Virginia School of Education. She taught in various school systems and retired after more than 30 years of service. Evelyn was a lifelong member of Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and her most notable work in the church was her role as historian. She was a founding member of the JSAAHC Advisory Committee, helping to shape the Center’s programs.

In keeping with “Miss Evelyn’s” thirst for knowledge, the Evelyn Barbour Lectures address current issues through the lens of African American peoples.

2021 Series

In 2021 we look at climate/environmental justice. Our series focuses on those in the African American community who address the social implications of climate change.

May 23, Catherine Flowers  

April 13, Heather Toney

May 18, Jacqueline Patterson

June 15, Moor Ali El

September 21, Elsa Mengistu

2020 Series

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment we consider the role that African American women play in advancing American democracy despite not having universal suffrage until the voting rights act. These talks can be viewed on our YouTube page.

June 16, 2020  Women In News

July 28, 2020 Women in the Clergy

August 11, 2020 Considering African American Health

August 27, 2020 Black Women Activists & Policing

September 8, 2020 Black Women in Theatre

October 27, 2020 Policy Makers

November 17, 2020 Women in Black Power Movement

December 15, 2020 Women of a Certain Age

  • Organizer Name: JSAAHC
  • Phone: (434) 260-8720
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  • Type: Culture & Heritage,Lectures
  • Time: September 21, 2021 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Venue:On line
  • Duration:60 Minutes
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