Black women who were at the forefront of the Black Revolt in the 1960s have been omitted from history books. Now the time is ripe to recover their stories. Ashley Farmer will uncover the story of New York’s Mae Mallory, including her courageous fight for freedom from the Harlem Nine to the Monroe self-defense movement. Joseph Fitzgerald is uncover the story of New York’s Gloria Richardson from the militant Cambridge Movement in Maryland to her alliance with Malcolm X, Dick Gregory and Jesse Gray in ACT. If Mae Mallory was a two-fisted fighter when the police attacked the Patrice Lumumba protest at the United Nations, then Malcolm X identified Gloria Richardson as the paradigm for the Grassroots in the Black Revolution. Richardson was the leader of the Cambridge Movement, a sometimes violent fight for civil rights in her hometown. She espoused the need for economic justice and tactics beyond nonviolent demonstrations. Richardson also took the stage during 1963 March on Washington.
Thursday, December 1st from 6 pm to 8 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, 135th Street, Harlem, New York