Women’s History Project Celebrates Our Shared Roots

Take a trip to the past with Harlem Roots!

Women have played an important role in the history of Harlem, and with our Women’s History Project, we aim to spread the word. Our core objective is to inspire others with the tales of courage and determination that played an important role in creating a peaceful world.

Want to learn more about Harlem’s history and how nonviolence helped set the right course against all odds?

Harlem Roots is happy to announce our new program, adding to the list of value adding services that we provide. Here are our lessons for women’s history month and to make things different, this year’s theme is;

Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence

In 2019, we honor women who have used nonviolence to change society. They’ve led efforts and inspired countless people to end war, violence, and injustice. These women fought against patriarchy, struggled against adversity, broke stereotypes and persevered just to become an important part of history. All the women being honored are associated with Harlem, but the impact of their work also created waves across the globe.

  • Abbey Lincoln
  • Amy Ashwood Garvey
  • Audre Lorde
  • Claudia Jones
  • Dorothy Height
  • Dr. Olivia Hooker
  • Ella Baker
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Flo Kennedy
  • Gaye Adegbalola
  • Gwendolyn Bennett
  • Josephine Baker
  • Julia de Burgos
  • Katherine Dunham
  • Lena Horne
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Madam C. J. Walker
  • Maya Angelou
  • Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz
  • Ruby Dee
  • Shirley Graham DuBois
  • Yuri Kochiyama
  • Zora Neale Hurston

With Harlem Roots’ Women’s History Project, you too can be a part of Harlem’s past, present and future. Learn about the contributions that each woman has made to the rich history of Harlem and connect to your roots strongly.

Enjoy the flyers and brochures on each of these extraordinary women. Their complete stories will be available on Harlem Roots soon.