This summer, as part of Engage 2020 programming, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will introduce a Summer Series in which historians, professors, activists, and community members will provide thought-provoking virtual presentations online through our website and social media channels.
Engage 2020 seeks to bring diverse audiences together through facilitated conversations around important civic issues. Historian Brenda Tindal will be our first presenter on Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Please join us for her presentation, Sister Soul-diers: African American Women and the Long Civil/Human Rights Struggles, in which Tindal discusses African American women and their long civil and human rights struggles—with a focus on elevating the experiences and voices of the African American women whose activism and advocacy shaped national social justice discourses from the 19th through the 21st centuries.
Brenda Tindal is an awarding-winning educator, scholar, and museum practitioner. She currently serves as director of education and engagement at the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC. Her previous positions include director of education at the Detroit Historical Society, and staff historian and senior vice president of research and collections at the Levine Museum of the New South here in Charlotte, where she was the first woman and African American to serve in these roles.
Tindal’s presentation will be streamed live on the Library’s Facebook page and will be available afterward for viewing. We hope you will join the conversation. See event details here.