Black History in Indian Country

Talk by Marilyn Vann
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:00pm EST, virtual event

UVA's Native American Student Union will be hosting Marilyn Vann for a virtual event discussing Black History in Indian Country in honor of Black history month. Marilyn Vann is a Cherokee Nation citizen and president of the Descendants of Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes Association. She is currently running for Cherokee Nation Tribal Council in the at-large district. Vann was one of several participants in a series of lawsuits that eventually secured Cherokee Freedmen descendants full and equal citizenship in the Cherokee Nation. According to the association, "President Marilyn Vann has spoken on freedmen issues at the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section Conference, as well as the University of California, Indiana University, University of Arkansas, University of Louisville, University of Kansas, University of Oklahoma and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference."

The event will be held over zoom and Facebook live. Join the event here: