January 22, 2010 (CHICAGO) --They're called 'freedom's sisters' - 20 African-American women who fought for civil rights.And on Friday night the opening gala for a new exhibit honoring them was held at the DuSable Museum of African-American History.
Contemporary leaders were honored as well as women who fought for equality in the 19th century. Harriet Tubman, Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks are among those honored.
The traveling exhibit is in Chicago through April 4. It opened in Cincinnati.For more information visit www.dusablemuseum.org/exhibits/details/freedoms-sisters/