Sarah Parker Remond's portraits and ilustrations of British textile factories

Abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond and Citizen Diplomacy

12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT

In Person


Citizen diplomats can shape foreign policy too.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, NMAD’s Historian, Dr. Alison Mann, will offer a talk on Sarah Parker Remond, a Black abolitionist, women’s activist, and citizen diplomat who rallied white British audiences to support abolition in the United States.

As a Black woman, she often centered her arguments around the gendered violence of enslavement, relating to audiences of working class women and girls with a shared sense of womanhood.

Join us to learn more about the impact of her activism, including how she played a role in keeping Great Britain from recognizing the Confederate States of America as an independent nation.

At the conclusion of the event, guests are invited to visit our preview exhibit, Diplomacy Is Our Mission, until 1:30 pm.

NMAD is located at 330 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20006, in the Harry S Truman Building. Visitors must enter at the 21st Street entrance to the U.S. Department of State (the glass building on 21st Street between D Street and C Street, NW). The talk will take place downstairs in the lower level.

On the day of the program, please arrive by 11:45 to allow time for security. A government-issued photo ID is required for entry.

Please RSVP by March 15, 2024.

For further information or if you require reasonable accommodations to attend the event, please contact Emma Guyette (