More Than a Color: the Marginalization of African Beauty Through History

A Road Scholar Program by Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson
When

Mar 26, 2024
6:00pm–7:00pm

Where

Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District
19901 Stoney Island Ave
Lynwood, IL 60411

Cost

Free

This presentation takes participants on a walk-through history telling the stories of some women whom many may not know. 

 

Women of Color

Sarah Baartman (no real-life images available), Ann Malone, and Sarah Breedlove (aka Madam CJ Walker)

Anderson will speak about the women of color in 1760 French America who figured out how to legally free themselves from slavery only to be bound by government laws, women like Sarah Baartman who had to choose between being a circus oddity or a slave, and how women like Sarah Breedlove and Ann Malone changed the way women of African descent saw themselves—how these women redefined beauty. Anderson will also reflect on a recent development: our society has started to see women of color as beautiful.

Anderson will illuminate history filled with women of color who refused to view themselves through social limitation. She hopes to inspire others to decide for themselves what beauty is.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Rhonda Ruffin at ruffinr@glpld.org.

Learn more about Karen Anderson, this program, and how to book it here.