CCHM Speaker Series – Black Woman in Green: The Story of Gloria Brown

Clark County Historical Museum opens its 2024 Speaker Series season on Thursday, February 1st, with “Black Woman in Green: The Story of Gloria Brown” presented by historian and author, Donna Sinclair, PhD. The event takes place at the Clark County Historical Museum (1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

Join Sinclair as she discusses her book, Black Woman in Green: Gloria Brown and the Unmarked Trail to Forest Service Leadership. Co-written with Gloria Brown, the book details Brown’s journey from an agency transcriptionist with the US Forest Service in D.C. to becoming the first African American woman to attain the rank of forest supervisor for the agency. “Gloria’s journey from a young widow and East Coast city girl to western forester and agency leader pulls together unexpected threads of African American, environmental, and Northwest history. Most importantly, it is an inspiring story with lessons about overcoming challenges, self-advocacy, determination, and putting dreams into action. I was honored to write Black Woman in Green with Gloria and am excited to share her story with the Clark County community.”

Dr. Donna Sinclair is a historian and scholar specializing in oral history and the history of the Pacific Northwest. Sinclair holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University – Vancouver as well as a Master’s in History and Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State University. She teaches as an adjunct for Washington State University Vancouver and Western Oregon University, served on the Washougal Planning Commission in 2017, and is on the Washougal School Board of Directors.

The CCHM Speaker Series is presented by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. This month’s presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Clark County. General admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free for CCHM members, veterans, and active-duty military personnel.

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Feb 01 2024


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Clark County Historical Museum
1511 Main St, Vancouver, WA


April Buzby
Clark County Historical Museum

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