African American Women in Politics and Government

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

African American Women in Politics and Government

'The Participation of Women in Politics and Government: A Conversation with Charlene Drew Jarvis'

In honor of Women’s History Month, please join us as we welcome Charlene Drew Jarvis for an evening lecture in the Black Studies Center (Room 316) on March 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Jarvis, the daughter of renowned blood plasma and blood transfusion pioneer Charles Drew, has had a stellar career in the areas of medicine, education, and federal and local politics. A former scientific researcher and educator, she served the residents of Ward 4 as a member of the DC Council. She also served as national co-chair of the 1992 presidential campaign of William Jefferson Clinton. 

In addition to her responsibilities on the City Council, she also served as president of Southeastern University until March 2009.

Dr. Jarvis will talk about increasing the participation of African American women in politics and government.

The DC Public Library is especially grateful to Dr. Jarvis for her recent archival donation to the Library's Special Collections. Her materials are a part of the DC Africana Archives Project, a $496,000 grant project administered by George Washington University to identify and make available “hidden” African American history collections within several D.C.-area repositories. 

This event is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact event coordinators Derek Gray and Tawnya Jordan at 202-727-2272.