Past Event

Jalimusa: An Epic Tale of Black Women's Mothering

A Road Scholar Program by Dr. Amira Millicent Davis

This presentation will be a combination performance and lecture on chapters of Davis’ book on Black women’s mothering. She will perform songs related to Black women’s mothering and read excerpts from her book, including stories of historical Black women that address issues such as representation, educational and maternal activism, aging, reproductive rights, and spirituality.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Carol Inskeep at

The Urbana Free Library COVID-19 Policy

We will follow the recommendations of the speaker and our local public health department at the time of the event. Typically this may including masking and good ventilation within the room during the program.

Learn more about Amira Millicent Davis, this program, and how to book it.