Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham was honored by a conference on her work at Brown University,Friday, September 20, 2019. The focus was be her groundbreaking and influential book Righteous Discontent.

Righteous Discontent: The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880–1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham impacted a wide range of disciplines and areas, among them, gender and sexuality studies, histories of labor and resistance, and black feminist theory. This two-day symposium will gather together scholars working in African American women’s history and black feminist theory to celebrate and reflect upon the impact of “the politics of respectability” on the shape and substance of scholarship in these fields.

Details can be found here.