California African American Museum (CAAM) Presents Women: Game Changers, Less Known, Here Celebrated

. August 2, 2011 . 0 Comments

The California African American Museum presents Women: Game Changers, Less Known, Here Celebrated, on view August 3rd – November 6th, 2011. Opening: August 3rd 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Utilizing CAAM’s soaring entrance space, flying banners celebrate centuries of achievements by African American women, many of whom are less publicly known. We see physicians and nurses; barrier-breaking women pilots; chroniclers of history and culture; and sisters-in-arms marching through the military. Some women are game changers in sports while others are legal defenders, activists and champions for women, children and human rights. From inventors and high achievers peering through microscopes to writers of headlines and verse, these are, and were, women mavericks who walked outside the lines and flew outside the box. Many of thses triupmhs have been lost in the mist of time — names not in headlines, and faces faded into the background. CAAM celebrates thses game changes as sister ancestors, and an inspiration for generations.

Image: Patrick H. Johnson, Women Game Changers, Acrylic on canvas © Photo by Gene Ogami

California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
213-744-7432

www.caamuseum.org

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