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Preserving African American History – “Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University”
March 21 @ 2:00 pm
Preserving African American History
Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
National Historic Site
1318 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Dr. Janet Sims-Wood, noted librarian and author, will discuss her book, “Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University,” which highlights Wesley’s efforts in creating the world-class archives, known today as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
In addition to the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Wesley worked with Mrs. Bethune to create the National Archives for Black Women’s History, today administered by the National Park Service, and the largest repository of archival material relating to African American women in the U.S.