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As we look to celebrate Black History Month in February and Women's HERstory Month in March, the African American Cultural Center and the Women's Center will host an exhibit titled HERMonies: Black Sounds, Black Voices, Black Movements, focusing on the influence that Black women musical artists have had in advancing social justice movements through the music. Throughout history, music has been an integral part of social movements. Powerful Black women have used their voices for activism to shed light on important social justice issues.

In the fight for freedom, Black women have steadily led the way for centuries. Whether it was the underground railroad, the voices of unsung leaders of the suffrage movement or other efforts for greater liberation, Black women have contributed. But an element of Black movements and social justice that is often overlooked is the role of music. Black women have amplified their voices in music by speaking up and speaking out lyrically. 

Join us as we look back on some of the songs and moments that defined and continue to define Black movements in our society. The opening reception for HERMonies will take place 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Use this form to register to attend the opening reception.

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