We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC

National Womens History Museum

We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC, an exhibit curated by Sheri M. Randolph and Kendra T. Field for the National Women’s History Museum, explores and celebrates the stories of Black women whose powerful activism continues to reverberate through the nation’s capital. Featuring more than twenty Black feminists, the exhibit follows the thread of Black feminism and its influence on national policy from the turn of the 20th century through the civil rights and Black Power movements up to the present day.

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A screenshot of a video reading which displays the text black trans lives matter

As a collaborative partner on the first-ever physical exhibit of the National Women’s History Museum, we created two large-scale interactive exhibits.

Our Black Feminist Futures experience begins with a cameo of one of the most influential and celebrated people in the world, Oprah Winfrey, who introduces the exhibit and discusses what Black feminism means to her.

Within the experience, the testimony and wisdom of prominent Black feminist scholars and cultural icons take center stage, infused with gorgeous and evocative images that range from political activism to the joys of everyday life. The messages of inspiration, hope, and power serve to remind all of us about why this work matters.

The Black Feminist DC Network Map exhibit connects the individual stories of 25 historic activists throughout the DC area and shows how each participated in key political and social movements of their time.

A screen displaying faces of black feminist icons

The chronology of stories, images, and interactive videos of Black Feminist DC show how Black feminists, who stand at the intersection of race, class, and gender, have fought for a definition of freedom and liberation that extends to all people.

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We’re honored to be a part of this project that uplifts the underrepresented voices of those who shaped our nation’s history in groundbreaking ways. This exhibit is free and open to the public at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial LIbrary in Washington, D.C. through September 2024.