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2020 is the year of the woman. Not only have black women played a significant role in this year-like-no-other, but they have played significant roles in all parts of society throughout history. The panel Telling HerStory: Saving Black Women’s History is a moderated discussion hosted by the founder of BlueButterfly and founding publisher of TheRoot.com, Donna Byrd. Byrd will be joined by accomplished and influential women from a range of professions; panelists include the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School Tomiko Brown-Nagin; the famous lawyer and academic; Anita Hill; writer, activist, and New York City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, and the black feminist scholar, writer and editor Beverly Guy Sheftall. The discussion also features a Q&A session with questions from The HistoryMakers WomenMakers Advisory Committee. Don’t miss your opportunity to view this enlightening discussion on the importance of understanding and protecting the large role black women have played—and continue to play—in African American history.

This 90-minute program is scheduled to stream on YouTube and Facebook Live at 12:00 noon EST on Thursday, December 17, 2020 as the seventeenth installment of The HistoryMakers 20@2020: 20 Days and 20 Nights Convening and Celebration.

Honorary Chair

Johnnetta Betsch Cole  National Chair, National Council of Negro Women
Johnnetta Betsch Cole 
National Chair, National Council of Negro Women

 

Chair

Ursula Burns Senior Advisor, Teneo
Ursula Burns
Senior Advisor, Teneo

 

Advisory Board

Adele Logan Alexander Historian & Author
Adele Logan Alexander
Historian & Author
Wanda M. Austin  Co-Founder, MakingSpace, Inc.
Wanda M. Austin 
Co-Founder, MakingSpace, Inc.
A'Lelia Bundles  Founder, Madam Walker Family Archives
A'Lelia Bundles 
Founder
Madam Walker Family Archives
Joyce Brown  President, Fashion Institute of Technology
Joyce Brown 
President
Fashion Institute of Technology
Kathryn C. Chenault  Board Member, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Kathryn C. Chenault 
Board Member
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Vivian Scott Chew  Founder & Principal, Time Zone International
Vivian Scott Chew 
Founder & Principal
Time Zone International
Caroline Clarke Chief Brand Officer, Women of Power Summit
Caroline Clarke
Chief Brand Officer
Women of Power Summit
Chaz Ebert  CEO, Ebert Digital LLC, Co-Creator & Executive Producer Ebertfest Film Festival
Chaz Ebert 
CEO
Ebert Digital LLC
Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Ebertfest Film Festival
Dr. Joycelyn Elders  Former U. S. Surgeon General
Dr. Joycelyn Elders 
Former U. S. Surgeon General
Kathleen Francis  National Board Chair & President Women In Sports & Events
Kathleen Francis 
National Board Chair & President
Women In Sports & Events
Andrea Frazier  Founder, Frazier Designs
Andrea Frazier 
Founder
Frazier Designs
Dr. Helene D. Gayle  President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust
Dr. Helene D. Gayle 
President & CEO
The Chicago Community Trust
Paula Giddings  Elizabeth A. Woodson Professor Emerita of Africana Studies (2017), Smith College
Paula Giddings 
Elizabeth A. Woodson Professor Emerita of Africana Studies (2017)
Smith College
Thelma Golden  Director & Chief Curator, The Studio Museum In Harlem
Thelma Golden 
Director & Chief Curator
The Studio Museum In Harlem
Bethann Hardison  Founder, The Diversity Coalition
Bethann Hardison 
Founder
The Diversity Coalition
Carla A. Harris  Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Carla A. Harris 
Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
Anita Hill  University Professor of Social Policy, Law, & Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University
Anita Hill 
University Professor of Social Policy, Law, & Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Brandeis University
Charlayne Hunter-Gault  Civil Rights Activist & Former Correspondent PBS News
Charlayne Hunter-Gault 
Civil Rights Activist & Former Correspondent
PBS News
Sherrilyn Ifill  President & Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Sherrilyn Ifill 
President & Director-Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs  Immediate Past President, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
Cheryl Boone Isaacs 
Immediate Past President
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
Michele S. Jones 9th Command Sergeant Major, The U.S. Army Reserve
Michele S. Jones
9th Command Sergeant Major
The U.S. Army Reserve
Carol Sutton Lewis  Vice Chair, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Carol Sutton Lewis 
Vice Chair
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Dr. Sharon Malone  OB-GYN
Dr. Sharon Malone 
OB-GYN
Michele Coleman Mayes Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library
Michele Coleman Mayes
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
The New York Public Library
Chirlane McCray First Lady, New York City
Chirlane McCray
First Lady
New York City
Minyon Moore Principal, Dewey Square Group
Minyon Moore
Principal
Dewey Square Group
Jonelle Procope  President & CEO, Apollo Theater
Jonelle Procope 
President & CEO
Apollo Theater
Beverly Guy Sheftall  Founding Director, Women's Research & Resource Center, Spelman College
Beverly Guy Sheftall 
Founding Director, Women's Research & Resource Center
Spelman College
Valerie Simpson Singer, Songwriter, & Producer
Valerie Simpson
Singer, Songwriter, & Producer
Anna Deavere Smith  Playwright & Professor, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Anna Deavere Smith 
Playwright & Professor
New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Susan L. Taylor Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Inc. & Editor-in-Chief Emerita of Essence Magazine
Susan L. Taylor
Founder & CEO
National CARES Mentoring Movement, Inc.
Editor-in-Chief Emerita of Essence Magazine
Dionne Warwick Singer & Former Goodwill Ambassador
Dionne Warwick
Singer & Former Goodwill Ambassador 

 

Date and Time

Thursday, December 17, 2020

12 noon EST/ 11 a.m. CST/ 10 a.m. MST/ 9 a.m. PST
 

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