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Freedom Sisters to honor Shirley Sherrod at Carter Center

Atlanta’s “Freedom Sisters” will convene at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum for a special panel discussion and tour Thursday, September 23rd at 4 pm in the Carter Museum Theater.

The national exhibit entitled, “Freedom’s Sisters” is currently on exhibit at the Carter Presidential Museum. It’s an exhibition of “twenty extraordinary women from around the country and their contributions to the struggle for equality and justice in America. By defying their circumstances, they became American heroes”.

Throughout the Civil Rights Movement, women in Atlanta have played a key role. Thirty-five local living legends will be honored for their work in bringing civil rights to all people. In addition, ten women will be posthumously honored.

The highlight of the ceremony will be a panel discussion featuring three of these living legends: Evelyn Lowery, Henrietta Antonin, and Dr. Herschelle Challenor. The panel will be moderated by Spelman professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall.

The panel discussion will be from 4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Carter Museum Theater and will be followed by a tour of “Freedom’s Sisters” and reception. The panel discussion and tour are free and open to the public.