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Digitize Black Women's Records Day 2024

March 26, 2024  • Noon – 3:15 p.m.

Freeman Auditorium, HUB, Penn State, University Park

and Streaming to YouTube

Join us as we celebrate innovative ways to engage Black women’s activist archives with Meta DuEwa Jones, DaMaris B. Hill, Sharia Benn, Janel Moore-Almond, and Jennifer Morris.

Featured Guests

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Opening Keynote

Meta DuEwa Jones

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Poetry Reading

DaMaris B. Hill

Professor of Creative Writing, English and African American Studies, University of Kentucky

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Roundtable Discussion

Sharia Benn

Sankofa African American Theatre Company

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Roundtable Discussion

Janel Moore-Almond

George Washington  Carver High School

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Roundtable Discussion

Jennifer Morris

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum


Noon–12:15 p.m.

Light Refreshments


12:15–12:30 p.m.



12:30–1:15 p.m.

Opening Keynote – Meta DuEwa Jones


1:15–1:30 p.m.



1:30–2:30 p.m.

Artist, Scholar, Teacher, and Archivist

Roundtable Discussion


2:30–3:00 p.m.

Closing Reading – DaMaris B. Hill


3:00–3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks