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.
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
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