Oral Histories: African American Women Activists

Primary tabs

Program Type:

Educational, Special Program

Age Group:


Program Description

Event Details

Akua Duku Anokye presents "By The Time They Came to Phoenix, African American Women Activists." Hear the stories behind a group of African American women who migrated to Arizona and have made a difference in the lives of Arizonans. These women are Community Mothers. They have cared for and nurtured other people’s children, and they have been activists providing guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the many woes that attach themselves to the African American community. Based on oral histories collected over the past 20 years, these women have stood and delivered in the face of racial and gender obstacles to become beloved members of the Arizona community. 

This is a virtual event provided by Maricopa County Library as part of the Summer Reading Program. The stream is available from 6-21-21 to 6-27-21. Register for the Summer Reading Program at maricopacountyreads.org, then navigate to Events > Streaming Events to view