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Eyes on Events-An Evening with Mrs Terrell and Friends

In this week’s episode of Eyes on Events, we interviewed Dr Marie Molloy (Manchester Metropolitan University) and the award-winning creative producer, historian, and theatre-maker Pamela Roberts about an outreach screening of the play ‘An Evening With Mrs Terrell and Friends.’ Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) was a celebrated Black women activist who was one of the first Black women to earn a college degree. A gifted linguist, journalist, and writer, Terrell worked extensively in the civil rights and women’s suffrage movements, helping to found the National Association of Colored Women in 1896 and the National Association of College Women in 1923.  An Evening with Mrs Terrell and Friends tells a story that commences as Terrell, and three other Black women activists met at the turn of the twentieth century, gathering in Scotland in 1901 before the Women’s World Congress. To find out more about this play and Pamela’s work, please visit: https://www.pamelarobertsauthor.com/

Mary Church Terrell, Wikicommons.

Last November, Dr Marie Molloy organised a screening of ‘An Evening With Mrs Terrell and Friends’ aimed at school students, which featured a Q&A, workshops, and a monologue from the actor George Ukachukwu. To hear more about this event and the work of the Manchester Centre for Public History & Heritage, please visit: https://mcphh.org/2022/12/08/s2-episode-3-an-evening-with-mrs-terrell-and-friends/.