On June 27, 2014, only a few days before the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the founders of MoWRe were proud to name the Museum to honor the great Civil Rights leader Edith Savage-Jennings at her beautiful home in Trenton, New Jersey. Founders and curators of the Museum held a ceremony to induct the Grand Lady of the Civil Rights Movement Ms. Edith Savage-Jennings into the Edith Savage-Jennings Legacy Museum which now stands as a testament to her work a crusader for women and civil rights.
For Edith Savage-Jennings: A Legacy In Civil Rights
It was Freedom Summer 1964 and a quiet revolution began in Mississippi when a group of Black and White women reached across the chasm of race, class, geography, and religion to end segregation in America. This quiet revolution was called “Wednesdays in Mississippi.” Edith Savage-Jennings was one of those women, and in the summer of 2010 she became a mentor to the leaders of Black Women's Blueprint in shaping a vision and positioning the organization’s work on human rights for Black women, as an extension of the civil rights movement.
The Edith Savage Jennings Legacy Museum also known as (MoWRe) examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of women of African descent and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community, nations and the natural environment. MoWRe's year-round exhibitions and programs include historical and contemporary objects, as well as commissioned art, sculptures, textiles, and pottery. Video and sound stations provide selections from historical and contemporary interviews, literature, proverbs, prayers, folk tales, songs, and oral epics from the African Diaspora.
|This Museum is a recognized site of conscience by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. |
MoWRe has a special focus on promoting transnational, womanist as well as Black feminist histories and traditions, and is especially interested in promoting women's demonstrated capacity to reach across chasms of race, class, sexual orientation, geography, and religion to mount resistance and build movements for social justice.