“Truth be Told: Black Women and the Making of a Democracy” with Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

October 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Center for Africana Studies, Penn Alumni, Vice Provost for Student Engagement, Penn Libraries, Penn Spectrum Programs, and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women are co-sponsoring the America 250 at Penn Keynote: Conversation with Dean John Jackson: Truth be Told: Black Women and the Making of a Democracy “ with Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, October 25 at 6 pm.

As we approach the 250th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the United States still wrestles with its founding principles.

In conversation with Dean John Jackson, Dr. Dunbar will discuss the central role played by Black women in the founding of the nation and in their centuries’ long agitation and activism to force the nation to live up to its promises.

The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The event will be held at the Irvine Auditorium on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.