Sisters of Freedom African American Women Moving Us Forward
"Encouraging and inspiring."
--Attendees at the September 27th event
About the Traveling Exhibit The "Sisters of Freedom" exhibit is a unique tribute to the brave women who helped shape our world today. The exhibit consists of several panels presenting women from the 1800's to today and includes three influential women from Wisconsin:
Trailblazing Attorney and Public Servant
Milwaukee Community Activist, Organizer and Labor Leader
Gwen T. Jackson
Display the Exhibit
Mount Mary is proud to loan the "Sisters Of Freedom" exhibit to interested organizations. For more information, call (414) 258-4810, ext. 473 or 413.
The exhibit was acquired with a grant from the SSND Mother Caroline Mandate fund.
News about the exhibit
Mount Mary's "Sisters of Freedom" exhibit was featured on Milwaukee Public Television's "Black Nouveau" program, March 20, 2013. Sociology Professor Dr. Lynne Woehrle, and Theology Assistant Professor Dr. Shawnee Sykes-Daniels, SSND, discuss the significance of the "Sisters of Freedom" exhibit while it was on display in Milwaukee City Hall's Rotunda February 22 -- March 8, 2013. View the excerpt.
The "Sisters of Freedom" exhibit was on display at Mount Mary College from September through December, 2012 in the Haggerty Library.
Author Erin Goseer Mitchell shared her story with an audience of over 40 Mount Mary College community members and guests at the opening reception for "Sisters of Freedom: African American Women Moving Us Forward," on September 27, 2012.
Ms. Goseer Mitchell is the author of Born Colored, Life before Bloody Sunday, a collection of essays on growing up in the deep south, a generation before the civil rights movement. Her speech gave a glimpse back to a time when communities stood together to create change.