The League of Women Voters of Sussex County is proud to be cosponsoring a program in observance of black history month, entitled: Exploring America's Racism: Featuring the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in conjunction with the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice and the Lewes Library.
“EXPLORING AMERICA’S RACISM: FEATURING THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE”
Sussex County activists for racial justice will describe their experiences with major Civil Rights and Racial Justice museums and monuments in the Deep South.
Valerie Reeves of Ocean View, a member of Lower Sussex NAACP, SDARJ, Sussex Community Gospel Choir and Director of the South Coastal AARP, will chair the panel. Rose Mary Hendrix of South Bethany is a member of LWV of Sussex County, SDARJ, AAUW, a mediator at Community Justice Center, a member of Thresholds at Sussex Correctional Institution, and the Ministerium of Bethany Beach Christian Church. Alicia Jones of Lewes is a member of SDARJ, the Community Liaison Committee advising Cape Henlopen School District, the Sunshine Ladies’ Circle, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes.
In an illustrated panel presentation, the panelists will introduce the creators of established and recently opened sites, describe newly-discovered stories commemorated by them, and share their personal discoveries and responses. Featured will be work of Sussex County’s own Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative –the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice--in Montgomery, Alabama.
Attendees will gain new knowledge and an understanding about African American history, and will be inspired to come together in conversation throughout the year.
The event flyer can be found here.