D.C. Mondays: Leah Brock McCartney Mural Project

Artistic rendering of a woman wearing a white shirt surrounded by concentric purple, blue, and orange rings


During the fall 2019 course Black Feminist Theory, students learned about the George Washington University Law School’s first Black female graduate, Leah Brock McCartney (’54). Inspired by McCartney’s lifetime of achievements, students have proposed the Leah Brock McCartney Project as their final project. Though originated as a course final, the project is still underway. Learn about the initiative and how diligent students are fighting to turn a class project into a reality and to honor all the Black women who have been a part of GW since McCartney’s time. 

About Jordan S. West

Jordan S. West is the associate vice provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at the George Washington University in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement in the Office of the Provost. Prior to serving in this capacity, Dr. West was the inaugural director of University Diversity & Inclusion Programs at GW. Dr. West also has a faculty appointment in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at GW, and teaches courses on Black feminist theory.

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (12 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.  

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