The Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in collaboration with FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fort Lauderdale, Holy Cross Health presents
“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History”.
This discussion will provide insight into the life and work of notable women such as Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Kamala Harris, Frida Kahlo, Jane Goodall and Malala Yousafzai along with how their mission relates to today’s circumstances.
The program will include a panel discussion with Florida Atlantic University professors:
Candace Cunningham, Ph.D.: Assistant professor of history, specializing in African American history, women and gender studies, and public history
Sika Dagbovie-Mullins, Ph.D.: Associate professor of English specializing in African American literature, literature of the African Diaspora, and twentieth century American literature.
Karen J. Leader, Ph.D.: Associate professor of art history and faculty associate in the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Moderated by Makiba Foster, Regional Manager of the AARLCC
There will be a question and answer session after the panel’s presentation, followed by an optional tour of the Art Gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be available at the end of the program. Please complete registration online by Thursday, May 19, 2022. If you have issues registering, please contact 954-357-6227 for assistance.
About the African American Research Library and Cultural Center
The Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is located in the Sistrunk community, one of the oldest historically Black communities named for one of Fort Lauderdale’s first Black physicians. Opening to the public on October 26, 2002, AARLCC became the third public library of its kind in the United States dedicated to the study of Black history and culture. The 60,000 square-foot Center serves as a repository of materials related to the local, national, and international voices of the African diaspora with more than 85,000 books, manuscripts, artifacts, framed art, print, photography, audiovisual, and documents held in our Adult Services Section and Special Collections. The Youth Services Section features a special collection of Coretta Scott King Award books and the Ashley Bryan Art Collection from illustrators of African Descent. AARLCC also features a 5,000 sq. ft. museum, a 300-seat state-of-the-art theatre, and a Computer Training Center.