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Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Arts Alliance close Women's History Month celebrating 'Freedom's Sisters'

4/3/2012, 1:02 p.m.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and Harlem Arts Alliance (HAA) will jointly celebrate women who have changed history past and present with a special program at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center, 3940 Broadway at 165th Street. On Saturday, March 31, from 2-5 p.m., the GHCC and HAA invite the public to join them to experience the historic exhibit, "Freedom's Sisters: Celebrating 20 African-American Women Who Fought for Freedom and Changed the Course of History," with a special program at 3:30 p.m. saluting women who are currently making history in our communities.

"Freedom's Sisters" is a national exhibit that celebrates extraordinary women who helped shape much of the spirit and substance of civil rights in America. Some of the women featured and honored by the exhibit include Mary McCleod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Kathleen Cleaver, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Irene Height, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz and Harriet Tubman, among others. The extraordinary women being honored on March 31 include actor, storyteller and activist Vinie Burrows for her performances on and off Broadway.

This afternoon event celebrating women's history is free and open to the public. For more information on "Freedom's Sisters," visit www.freeedomssisters.com. For more information about the Saturday afternoon celebration, visit www.harlemdiscover.com or call (212) 862-7200.