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“Freedom’s Sisters” exhibit honors Black women

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Myrlie Evers-Williams was in Cincinnati on Friday to preview a new Smithsonian traveling exhibit called “Freedom’s Sisters” that showcases the pivotal roles she and 19 other black women played in the struggle for civil rights.

Fellow civil rights activists and honorees Dorothy Height, Sonia Sanchez and Charlayne Hunter-Gault also attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Cincinnati Museum Center, where the exhibit opens to the public Saturday. The four, along with activist and professor Kathleen Cleaver, are the only living women among the 20 whose lives are chronicled in the exhibit.

Read the entire article at the Associated Press 

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Written by Symphony

March 16, 2008 at 9:43 am

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