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A Black Woman's Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor

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Beschreibung

A Black Woman's Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about Race, Class, and Gender in America traces the journey and transformation of Mildred Sirls, a young Black girl in rural east Texas in the 1930s who picked cotton to help her family survive, to Dr. Mildred Pratt, Professor Emerita of Social Work, who, by lifting as she climbed, influenced hundreds of students and empowered a community.

As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and scholar-activist, Mildred lived her core beliefs: she felt that it was important to validate individual human dignity; she recognized the power of determination and discipline as keys to success; and she had a commitment to empowering and serving others for the greater good of society. Such values not only characterized the life that she led, they are exemplified by the legacy she left. A Black Woman's Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor reflects those core values. It celebrates ordinary lives and individuals; it demonstrates the value of hard work; and it illustrates the motto of the National Association of Colored Women, "lifting as we climb."

A Black Woman's Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor can be used for courses in history, ethnic studies, African-American studies, English, literature, sociology, social work, and women's studies. It will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, historians, political economists, philosophers, social justice advocates, humanists, humanitarians, faith-based activists, and philanthropists.



Autorentext

Menah Pratt-Clarke is Vice President for Strategic Affairs, Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity, and Professor of Education at Virginia Tech. She has a law degree and PhD from Vanderbilt University. Her prior works include Critical Race Feminism and Education: A Social Justice Model, Journeys of Social Justice: Women of Color Presidents in the Academy, and Reflections about Race, Gender, and Culture in Cuba.



Inhalt

List of Illustrations - James D. Anderson: Foreword - Acknowledgments -Stephanie Shaw/Menah Pratt-Clarke: Introduction - The Critical Black Feminist Autobiography - Starting After Slavery - Surviving the Great Depression - Segregated and Sharecropping - Black Girlhood - A New Beginning - Pittsburgh and the PhD - Normal University Racism - Black History Project - A Legacy - Travel, Trials, and Triumph - Appendix A: Theodore Pratt's Curriculum Vitae - Appendix B: Mildred Pratt's Curriculum Vitae - Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: A Black Woman's Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor
Untertitel: Lessons about Race, Class, and Gender in America
Autor:
EAN: 9781433149719
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Peter Lang
Genre: Pädagogik
Veröffentlichung: 22.01.2018
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Anzahl Seiten: 272

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