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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


Presented by the Black Women's Organizing Archive 2023-2024

Dr. Shirley Moody-Turner, Faculty Director, BWOA, Co-Director, CBDR

Dr. Sabrina Evans, Co-Project Coordinator, Mellon Satellite Faculty Partner, Howard University

Yolanda Mackey, Co-Project Coordinator

Kesla Elmore, Digitize Black Women’s Records Day, Co-Chair

Lauren Barnes, Digitize Black Women’s Records Day, Co-Chair

Takina Walker, Digital Research and Visualizations, Co-Chair

Kendra Napier Fonash, Digital Research and Visualizations, Co-Chair

Carmin Wong, BWOA #Harper200 Liaison 

Morgan Robinson, BWOA Douglass Day Liaison 

Chaunece Reed, Social Media Team 

Wendyliz Martinez, Social Media Team

Welcome to Mapping BWOA!

This project offers a visual representation of the scattered nature of Black women’s archival materials and locates repositories dispersed throughout North America for each of our featured women.

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