For Common Cause

A Celebration of the Lives of Civil Rights Hero Dr. Lillie Carroll Jackson (1889 – 1975) and Margaret Thomas Carey (1869 – 1945), Allies in the Struggle for Racial Equality.

Sponsored by The Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum (an offsite unit of Morgan State University) and hosted by Homewood Friends Meeting (the Quakers), 3107 North Charles Street, Baltimore (across from the Baltimore Museum of Art), Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at 2:00 PM.

Registration is required for in-person or online attendance. Masks are required in-person. Registration link.

Talks by Iris Barnes, Ph.D., Curator of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum and Rob Schoeberlein, Ph.D., Archivist for Baltimore City. There will be a question and answer period after the talks. A reception will follow for those who are attending in-person.  

Two Powerful Women

Lillie Carroll Jackson was a steadfast activist who worked tirelessly to eliminate Jim Crow segregation and discrimination laws.  Under her leadership, the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP became one of the country’s largest and most influential branches and was responsible for winning many important legal victories. She wanted people to know the history of the struggle for freedom and equality in the United States and directed that her home in Baltimore become a civil rights museum.

Margaret Thomas Carey was a member of Homewood Friends Meeting and was recognized as a Quaker minister.  She was never afraid of unpopular causes and during the course of her life worked faithfully for  the right of women to vote, social justice, peace, and racial equality.  In the early 1930’s she joined Lillie Carroll Jackson in the struggle to end lynching. Margaret hosted meetings of protest at her home, publicly spoke out against lynching, and was a vital ally to Dr. Jackson in this work.  

At the request of Dr. Jackson, a room at the Museum is dedicated to the life and work of Margaret Thomas Carey, as well as contributions made by the Carey family to the cause of racial understanding.

Join us to learn more about these remarkable women and consider how their lives suggest lessons for us.

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