Category: Women’s Studies

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Lena Horne Interview

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In 1970, the legendary Lena Horne spoke candidly about her divorce and a remarriage to a White man.  She stated that she “failed” her first husband: “I had first married a Black man and I wasn’t a big enough woman to ...

Martha Reeves In A New Galaxy

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MOTOWN. I was in Detroit. Where were you and what were you doing when you first heard classics “Dancing in the Street,” “Jimmy Mack” and “Heat Wave.” Martha Reeves was one of Motown’s singing icons at the peak of her ...

One Woman’s Solution to HIV/AIDS

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Approximately 8,500 people die daily from AIDS and no medical or technological magic bullet is on the horizon.  Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott, co-director of the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of...

The First Lady of Boxing

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FIRST LADY OF BOXING. Patricia Jarman is used to keeping up with some of the toughest men in the world. Jarman, also known as the "First Lady of Boxing" is a pioneer in the sport, becoming a prominent judge for heavyw...

The Museum That Saved Chicago’s History

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Who was the pioneer settler of Chicago?  The answer is Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an African American from Sainte-Domingue, Haiti.  Margaret Burroughs, a founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History in...

The Secret Of A Lifetime

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June Cross is a tenured professor of journalism at Columbia University and author of Secret Daughter: A Mixed Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away.  She unfolds the painful but challenging story of having a ...

The Shrine of the Black Madonna

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Poetess Sonia Sanchez helps Rev. Albert Cleage, Jr. celebrate African heritage at the Shrine of the Black Madonna in Detroit, c. 1970. (4026)

The Soul of a Congresswoman

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She is called the “Warrior on the Hill.”  A political pioneer and civil and human rights icon, Eleanor Holmes Norton represents the District of Columbia in Congress. Norton discusses her career and the “fire in her so...

The Struggle Within The Struggle

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Explores new directions of Black women. (514)

The Teacher Factor

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In the era of accountability, teacher quality is arguably one of the most significant issues impacting education. Dr. Boyce Williams, Vice President for Institutional Relations for the National Council for Accreditati...