Ten Strong: Women of Barry Farm/Hillsdale

Anacostia Library

Ten Strong: Women of Barry Farm/Hillsdale

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

For the month of August, A Right to the City  will celebrate and acknowledge the women of Barry Farm/Hillsdale. Curator and author Alcione M. Amos from the Anacostia Community Museum will recount the lives of 10 women from the historic African American settlement of Barry Farm/Hillsdale.  Located in Southeast Washington, D.C. and established in 1867 by the Freemen's Bureau, this community counted 47 women among its first settlers. Amos will tell the life stories of inspiring women such as Georgiana Rose Simpson, the first African American woman to receive her PhD in the United States, and Winnie Banks, who as an enslaved young girl was separated from her parents.