Fannie Barrier Williams: An Unsung African American Heroine of Western NY Saturday, March 29th at 2:00 pm. Fannie Barrier, an 1870 graduate of the Brockport Normal School, was a speaker, writer and activist for civil rights for African Americans and for women generally. She was an associate of Booker T. Washington, one of the only women speakers at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, and she helped found the NAACP. In her old age she returned to Brockport and lived there with her sister until her death in 1944. This talk by Charlie Cowling of The College at Brockport will look at Fannie’s life, her growing up in Brockport, her career, and subsequent return to the local area. Please call to register.