Category Archives: Women

Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

In 2011 I wrote about a friend who was working on the first book length biography of Regina Anderson Andrews. I am pleased to announce Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Dr. Ethelene Whitmire has just been published by … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stone Center Library Guide to the Web!

In the mid 1990s while working at a university, I compiled my first list of “African American Internet Resources.”  At my next job, I continued to add to the list.  By the early 2000s, a static web page was no … Continue reading

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Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?”

In honor of Women’s History Month, I had planned to feature Kerry Washington’s dramatic reading of  Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” Like a lot of folk, I grew up hearing the speech recited, usually during Black History Month.  In … Continue reading

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Harriet Ross Tubman: Liberator, Abolitionist and Union Spy

Harriet Tubman died on this day in 1913.  Abolitionist, spy during the Civil War, and advocate for the elderly later in her life, she is best known for her work liberating scores of enslaved men, women, and children. They Shall … Continue reading

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The Schomburg Center’s 19th Century African American Women Writers

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a collection of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and essays written by African American women who lived during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The writers include some familiar names: Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Frances … Continue reading

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How well do you know African-American Women’s History?

The African-American Women’s History 40 Question Challenge is available on the National Women’s History Project web page.  The questions cover women who lived in the early 19th century to women living in present day 21st century. I’ll admit it, I … Continue reading

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March is Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its beginnings as a week-long celebration in a Sonoma, California school district in 1978.  By 1980, communities all over the country were celebrating the accomplishments of women.  That year, President Jimmy Carter designated March 2-8 as … Continue reading

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