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Becoming the Beloved Community: A Conversation About Alberta Henry and Black Life in Salt Lake City

For more than fifty years, a woman by the name of Alberta Henry – devoted civil rights activist, educator, and community leader in Salt Lake City – carried the torch for hope, compassion, and change. She embedded herself in the public school system, served as longtime President of the NAACP, and led the charge for equality through her religious community.

Panel Discussion: Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, January 18, Noon – 1 PM

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Addressing fairness in education for Black youth was a hallmark of Henry’s passion. She was hired by Salt Lake City School District to work as a liaison between the district and the Black community to combat discrimination and to ensure that Black children were being treated fairly. For herself, Henry pursued education at the University of Utah, receiving a B.S. degree in 1982. Today the Alberta Henry Scholarship continues to assist Black students in pursuing their education at the U.

Panelists

France Davis

Pastor Emeritus of Calvary Baptist Church, civil rights and community leader.

Kathleen Christy

Retired Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Advocacy in the Salt Lake City School District

Frances Battle

Principal of Nibley Park Elementary School

Shauna Graves-Robertson

Judge on the Salt Lake County Justice Court

Jeanetta Williams

President of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch

The Marriott Library Special Collections holds the Alberta Henry papers. Feel free to request a time to see the papers by contacting Special Collections.

Quick Links

Finding Aid for Alberta Henry Papers

Alberta Henry Oral History

Alberta Henry Digital Exhibition

Alberta Henry Biography Feed My Sheep: The Life of Alberta Henry

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