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Sisters in Freedom

Published: Feb. 24, 2023


Sisters In Freedom

Sarah Mapps Douglass and
Black and White Women in the Abolition Struggle

Saturday, March 4, 2023
10:00 AM Pacific = 11: AM Mountain
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Join the 2023 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a unique look at early collaboration between Black and White women fighting for African American emancipation. The third event of the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum honors Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882) an abolitionist, educator, artist, and author. She is a member of the Morrey-Bustill Quaker family, which produced two centuries of African American Friends, and is also an ancestor of Paul Robeson. For our program, we will screen Sisters in Freedom, which tells the stories of trailblazing Black and White women, our honoree among them, who organized for both gender equality and the abolition of slavery. After our screening, we will host a discussion between eminent Haverford historian Dr. Emma Lapsansky-Werner and Joyce Mosley, author and historian of the Morrey-Bustill family (of which she is a member). Following their dialogue, our guest experts will participate in a Q & A with our audience.

Please register for this program, which will take place over a Zoom webinar. You will be sent a confirmation email upon registration and will later receive a link to join our webinar 24 hours in advance of the event. 
Programming will begin precisely the event’s start time, though we invite you to join us 20 minutes early, when we open the webinar for a 20-minute prologue of Paul Robeson music.

All the events in our film festival and forum are free and open to the public with prior registration. Please write to us at theblackquakerproject[at]gmail[dot]com with your questions or comments.

from Dr. Harold D. Weaver, The Black Quaker Project