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Salima Marriott Gibbs, "Bringing Into Being our Legacy"

Bringing Into Being Our Legacy is the story of Salima Siler Marriott Gibbs' life and the legacies of the sixteen women who were the primary influencers of her evolving adult life. The book also shares her conceptualization of a Black feminist theory from the actions and thoughts of women activist of African Ancestry beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave ships to the 21st Century and the application of the theory to African American women activists.

Salima Marriott Gibbs will be joined in conversation by the book's contributors Georgia Goslee, Honorable Verna Jones-Rodwell, Rev. Dr. Barbara Sands, and Terrez Thompson.

All in-person attendees will recieve a free copy of the book. 

About the Author: 

Dr. Salima Siler Marriott Gibbs' 50 years of public service and activism for social and political justice have their genesis in the experience of her oldest child’s enrollment in New York City Public Schools. The combining of a career in academia with activism led to her election to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1990. After serving in the Maryland General Assembly for sixteen years, she became Baltimore City’s Deputy Mayor for Community and Human Development.

In the Maryland General Assembly Dr. Marriott served in numerous leadership roles including Chair of the Baltimore City Delegation, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families, Ways and Means, Chair of Children and Youth Committee, and Vice Chair of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus.

Program Information: 

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person please register here
  • Doors will open to registered attendees at 6 pm. 
  • All in-person attendees will recieve a free copy of the book. 
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 

Virtual Meeting Information

There is no registration required for virtual attendance, simply visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page. 

Monday, March 25 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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