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Live Video Podcast to Celebrate Miss Elma Lewis ’43

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Miss Elma Lewis ’43 works at her desk in 1978. Photo/Georgia Litwack

The Elma Lewis Center will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its namesake’s birth Wednesday, September 15, with the launch of Kitchen Table Conversations, a new monthly live video podcast series honoring the life and legacy of Miss Lewis.

Miss Elma Ina Lewis ’43 was one of Boston’s most important Black female luminaries in the arts, education, and civil rights work. Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts to parents who had emigrated from Barbados, Miss Lewis was dedicated to teaching Black and Brown youth education through the arts. 

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Kitchen Table Conversations will be broadcast from 5:30-6:30 pm, via Zoom or Facebook Live. It will feature members of the Elma Lewis Legacy Circle, who will share stories, video clips, and family photos to celebrate their relationships and work with Miss Lewis.

Viewers are invited to record birthday messages in the Digital Guest Book.

The production is a collaboration between the Elma Lewis Legacy Circle, the Elma Lewis Center in the Social Justice Center at Emerson College, the Social Justice Archive Network, the Northeastern University Library Archives and Special Collections, and the National Center of Afro-American Artists. 

To learn more about supporting or participating in this series or to inquire about hosting one of our monthly Kitchen Table Conversations, please see the Elma Lewis Living Stories project  and/or contact:  Tam Marko elmalewis_livingstories@emerson.edu or 617-824-8526.

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