Before there was Kamala Harris or Shirley Chisholm on the national political scene, there were local and state political black female leaders paving the way. Meet Maryland State Senator Verda Freeman Welcome, the second black woman elected to a state senate in the early 1950s. Hear Senator Welcome, portrayed by Janice The Griot, champion for laws to eradicate racism in schools, workplace, public accommodations, and interracial relationships in this virtual program.
Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
Thank you to our promotional partners: Carroll County Public Library, Howard County Library System, Maryland Day, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, and Worcester County Public Library.