Johnson House: They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders

16feb6:30 pmJohnson House: They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders

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Virtual Author Talk and Q & A

They Carried Us:  The Social Impact of Philadelphia’s Black Women Leaders

Join Johnson House Historic Site for a virtual author event for Black History Month, where you will hear authors, Allener Baker-Rogers and Fasaha Traylor will discuss their book They Carried Us, featuring inspiring stories of black women in Philadelphia beginning in 1694 to 2020. Historical research and original interviews of contemporary women squarely place Philadelphia’s black women on center stage. These are the inspiring stories of Black women in one of the country’s most important cities. They let no obstacle deter them from changing the game. Baker-Rogers and Fasaha Traylor research documents that many worked together directly. Others drew inspiration from those who came before. Their power came not just from what they did as individuals, but from how their efforts snowballed into a Philadelphia community of women which spanned geographies, sectors and time.  The authors’ experiences as activists, researchers and educators – and their own experiences of frequently being the “only black women in the room” – fill the book not just with facts, but with genuine empathy.

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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm


Johnson House Historic Site 6306 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA

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