They toiled in obscurity and rarely made the headlines. But African American women have been a potent force in the creation of the America we know today.
Ina P. Montgomery tells the stories of these unknown "sheroes" in A Celebration of Black Women on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
From the 1700s to the present, black women have been instrumental to the making of our nation. While the accomplishments of a few prominent women are well known, Montgomery looks at lesser-known figures who refused to succumb to victimhood and struggled to lift up themselves, their families, and their communities. Their stories are poignant, their characters tenacious, and their spirit unyielding.
A specialist in innovative training projects for business, Ina P. Montgomery is the former owner of the CODA company and past president of the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus. She has taught courses on information technology and management at the Metropolitan Community College.
Admission is free. RSVP online  or call 816.701.3407.
Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.