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HCC Clarence Mitchell Library presents Black History Month program

Highland Community College’s Clarence Mitchell Library hosts Brittany Hutchinson, who will present “Some of Us Are Brave: Misogynoir and the Fight for Suffrage” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts center, second floor, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Hutchinson is an Assistant Curator at the Chicago History Museum. This is second in a series of Highland’s Black History Month presentations.

Hutchinson’s talk will examine the ways in which black women were systematically shut out from the historical record of the suffrage movement and the compounding effects of misogynoir on how women’s history is recorded and recounted. By centering black women and their impact on women’s rights, this talk also discusses woman’s suffrage through the lens of third-world feminism.

Hutchinson earned her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with a concentration in bioarchaeology from Wayne State University. She completed additional bioarcheological training at Arizona State University’s Kampsville Bioarchaeology Field School. Hutchinson has a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies and Historic Preservation from Morgan State University.

She continued her training at the University of Maryland’s Annapolis Field School and worked as an archaeologist with The Hill Project, an initiative focusing on a free-black neighborhood in Easton, Maryland. Hutchinson’s research interests include cultural expressions of marginalized people and their connections to urban history, landscape, and public policy.

The event is free. For more information, contact Laura Watson at 815-599-3456 or