“Upon this Rock . . .”: 1318 Vermont Avenue, N.W. and the African American Women Who United for Change

Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room

Join NPS Park Guide John T. Fowler, II for a discussion on Mary McLeod Bethune, the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW), and the countless African American women that faced the challenges of race and gender with a tireless spirit and determination. Learn more about how the “Council House” provided the setting for countless meetings in which NCNW members discussed pivotal national events, how they created and implemented programs to combat discrimination, and how Bethune (and her successors) helped give a voice to black women, all while creating an organization that has continued to fulfill her vision more than 60 years after her death.

Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

Building Access - All adults must present a valid, government-issued photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

Location - The Rachel Carson Room is located adjacent to the cafeteria in the lower level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240. 

Diana Warring

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