The Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library will host a fundraising event, featuring an interactive panel discussion called “The Role of Women in the... ‘Unsung women of the civil rights movement’ coming Oct. 26
Theresa Ann Walker

The Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library will host a fundraising event, featuring an interactive panel discussion called “The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement: The Chesterfield and Petersburg Experience.”

The program – which will include Theresa Ann Walker, civil rights activist and widow of the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker – will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield.

The event is free, but registration is required. A networking reception is scheduled at 6 p.m. and has a $10 admission fee.

The program will explore the foundational role of black women involved in civil rights. The panelists participating are author and researcher Elvatrice Belsches, Richmond-based artist Joel Howard, and Corey D. B. Walker, a senior fellow at the University of Richmond. Public historian Carmen Foster will moderate the discussion.

To register, email chooseccpl@chesterfield.gov or call (804) 717-6696.