Navigating White Spaces Online Event

The Power & Resilience of Black Women

Join American Experience for a discussion on Black women excelling in traditionally white spaces, with guests from "Voice of Freedom" on March 17th at 4pm.

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About this Event
Inspired by their new film Voice of Freedom, American Experience presents a virtual discussion around the excellence and power of Black women as they navigate and conquer traditionally white spaces and industries. The conversation will examine the life and accomplishments of acclaimed singer Marian Anderson, who would rise above the racism she experienced at every stage of her career to be known as ‘the voice of a century,’ and extend to the challenges still facing female Black artists and performers today.

Featured guests include:

  • Angela Brown - Internationally acclaimed opera singer
  • Kira Thurman - Assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan and classically trained pianist

The discussion will be moderated by Jessica Marie Johnson, assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University.

The event will be streamed live on American Experience’s YouTube and Facebook pages.


Major funding for American Experience provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Consumer Cellular and by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Documentary Investment Group: Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

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