Event Image for Historically Speaking: Comrade Sisters: The Women of the Black Panther Party – An Evening with Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins
Concourse, Oprah Winfrey Theater + streaming
After Five
Lectures & Discussions
Shopping/Book Signing
Webcasts & Online
Black History Month

Free; Registration required

Renowned photographer Steven Shames offers a presentation of rarely scene images featured in Comrade Sisters: The Women of the Black Panther Party. Co-authored with former party leader, Ericka Huggins, the book chronicles the history of women and their importance within this critical grassroots movement. Shames’ presentation will be followed by a conversation moderated by NMAAHC curator of women’s history Angela Tate with Huggins and Hazel Mack, Cheryl Dawson, and Lynn French as they explore how Comrade Sisters rewrites the record of the women who, as teachers, students, writers, musicians, medics, mothers, daughters, aunties, worshipers, factory laborers, grew the movement by taking the well-being of the community into their own hands. Copies of the book will be for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Books.   

Watch Our Program

Share this page