Meet some of Philadelphia's fiercest black women leaders. They range from the first black woman known to be born in Philadelphia (1694)--who ran a ferry business during colonial times--to the woman whose childhood experiences led her to become a surgeon and medical advisor to celebrities. All of the women "bring it" as activists-- in community and movement work, business and civic institutions, education, churches, medicine, government, journalism, sports and the arts. The authors document that many of them worked together directly. Others drew inspiration from those who came before. Their power came not just from what they did as individuals, but from how their efforts snowballed into a Philadelphia community of women that spanned geographies, sectors and time. The authors' experiences as activists, researchers and educators--and their own circumstances of frequently being "the only black women in the room"--fill the book not just with facts, but with genuine empathy. These are the inspiring stories of black women in one of the country's most important cities, who let no obstacle deter them from changing the game.-- adapted from Amazon
Community building and movement activism. Ona Judge Staines ; Grace Bustill Douglass ; Harriet Tubman (Araminta Ross) ; Sarah Mapps Douglass ; Goldie E. Watson ; Carolyn Davenport Moore ; Clarice Gamble Herbert ; Mamie Nichols ; Mattie L. Humphrey ; Frances Ponnie Walker ; Queen Mother Falaka Fattah ; Barbara Easley-Cox ; Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons ; Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight ; Linda Waters Richardson ; Maisha Sullivan Ongoza ; Aishah Shahidah Simmons Civic institutions and business. Black Alice (Alice of Dunk's Ferry) ; Delores F. Brisbon ; Helen Mae Mullen ; Carrolle Perry Devonish ; Shirley Dennis ; Dr. Emma C. Chappell ; Sharmain Matlock-Turner ; Claudia Hearst Curry ; Christine Lea James-Brown ; Charisse R. Lillie ; Lynette Brown-Sow ; Reverend Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake ; Education- the road to racial uplift. Fanny M. Jackson Coppin ; Cordelia A. Jennings Atwell ; Caroline R. LeCount ; Nellie Rathbone Bright ; Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre ; Dr. Ione Theresa Dugger Vargus ; Dr. Constance (Connie) E. Clayton ; Phoebe A. Haddon ; Sandra Dungee Glenn Faith- through patience and guidance. Sarah Bass Allen ; Jarena Lee ; Zilpha Elaw ; Bishop Ida B. Robinson ; Reverend Olivia Ursula Stuard Henry ; Bishop Audrey F. Bronson ; Bishop Barbara Clementine Harris ; Reverend Dr. Prathia Hall ; Journalism, media and communications. Gertrude E.H. Bustill Mossell ; Kathryn (Kitty) F. Woodard ; Bernice Dutrieuille Shelton ; Trudy Haynes ;Edie Huggins ; Karen Warrington ; Linda Wright Moore ; Akiba Solomon Medicine and community health. Dr. Rebecca J. Cole ; Dr. Caroline Still Wiley Anderson ; Dr. Virginia M. Alexander ; Dr. Helen O. Dickens ; Dr. Ala Stanford Law and government- shadow and light. Crystal Bird Fauset ; Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander ; Justice Juanita Kidd Stout ; Roxanne Jones ; Dr. Ethel D. Allen ; Marian B. Tasco ; Estelle B. Richman ; Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson Judge Jacqueline F. Allen Sports- unapologetically us. Ora Mac Washington ; Inez Robie Patterson ; Constance (Connie) Enola Morgan ; Dr. Lurline Jones ; Tina Sloan Green ; Dr. Ann Koger ; Dr. Nikki Franke ; Dr. Alpha Vernell Alexander ; Marilyn Stephens The art of the beautiful. Ann Appo ; Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (The Black Swan) ; Frances Ellen Watkins Harper ; Emilie Frances Davis ; Jessie Redmon Fauset ; Marian Anderson ; Clara Ward ; Natalie Leota Hinderas ; Gertrude (Trudy) E. Pitts Joan Myers Brown ; Sonia Sanchez ; Barbara Jane Bullock ; Barbara Chase-Riboud Howardena Pindell ; LaDeva Davis ; Sybil Denise King ; Dr. Asali Solomon ; Maori Karmael Holmes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-592) and index.