Stories that Shaped a Nation, a three-year national awareness campaign, was launched April 26 and 27, 2015, in Allentown, on Coretta Scott King's 88th birthday and comes to a close on April 28, 2017.
Join us along with Honorary Co-chair, U. S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-9), Chair of the Sojourner Truth Project of the Congressional Black Caucus as we celebrate and honor the Women Icons of the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Movement! We honor Sonia Sanchez, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bree Newsome, Jean Jordan Montague, Mary Jackson, Catherine Johnson, Gwendolyn Ifill, Gwendolyn Simmons, Zora Neale Hurston and our local Icon Esther M. Lee.
4:00pm - Installation of Icons at the Freedom Memorial
5:15pm - March from the Freedom Memorial for our celebratory event at Allentown Symphony Hall.
6:00pm - Honor and Celebrate - Meet and Greet the Icons and Dinner (ticketed event)
Stories that Shaped a Nation is a non-partisan, inclusive collaboration of the U.S. Library of Congress, PBS39, women leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus, women leaders and community organizations of the Lehigh Valley, and The Freedom Memorial of the Lehigh Valley; the only memorial in the world featuring both Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King.
Collaborating with the U.S. Library of Congress, Stories that Shaped a Nation concludes its 3 year journey to gather and enhance the stories of the women icons it has honored in 2015, 2016 and 2017 to ensure their stories are preserved for posterity.