The Museum of Tolerance invites you to a special virtual presentation in honor of BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 3:30pm - 4:45pm PT


Join Dr. Davis-Hayes for an exploration of the role of black women in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1940s and 1950s and their experiences in simultaneously battling Jim Crow segregation across the South and the reality of sexism. Learn fascinating and little-discussed details of the roles of such remarkable women as Rosa Parks, Pauli Murray and JoAnn Robinson, one of the leads of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Kenya Davis-Hayes, Ph.D. is professor of US History at California Baptist University and studies the imaging of race and its impact on popular culture. Her research has taken her around the world and she has lectured about the politic of American popular culture at universities in Rwanda, Beijing and Mexico City. She also served as an appointee to Cal Humanities, the state branch of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the academic in residence for the Women’s Empowerment Foundation. She is currently writing a book about the history of black women on television during the Civil Rights era.