A Celebration of Women’s Voices: Inspired by the New Haven Women’s 20th Century Club

Detail of poster with title of event, with portraits of two women: speaker Lisa Monroe and performer Karina Robinson
Time: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
New Haven Free Public Library - Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Open to: 
Description: 

Organized by the Greater New Haven African American Historical Society
and the Beinecke Library, we will come together to engage African American
women’s history at the Stetson Library in the new Dixwell Q House,
197 Dixwell Avenue. The event will include a discussion of the New Haven
Women’s 20th Century Club by scholar Lisa Monroe and a one-woman
performance by Karima Robinson as Ida B. Wells – who came to New Haven
in 1900 to help organize the 20th Century Club. Afterwards, all are welcome
to enjoy delicious treats from Lucky’s Star Bus Cafe. This event is inspired
by archives, including the minutes of the earliest years – 1900 to 1902 – of
the New Haven Women’s 20th Century Club, which are in the Beinecke
Library and have been fully digitized, available to all online at:
https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/31909767