This book discusses women who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the various endeavors through which they have fulfilled their lives and contributed to the city of Birmingham. Despite experiencing degrees of gender, racial, class or ideological discrimination, these women are goal-directed and determined, rendering knowledge, experience, and wisdom to readers.
Geraldine Watts Bell is the director of the Learning Resources Center at Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama. Bell has many years of teaching and administrative experience in public schools and in higher education. Hattie Griffin Lamar, academic dean emerita of Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama, is a veteran of higher education and has served United Negro College Fund institutions for more than thirty-five years.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Anthonia Adadevoh Chapter 5 Lydia Alexander Chapter 6 Rachel Arrington Chapter 7 Debra Moody Bass Chapter 8 Barbara Belisle Chapter 9 Geraldine Bell Chapter 10 Sheila Blair Chapter 11 Barbara Boyd Chapter 12 Carol Garrison Chapter 13 Ethel Hall Chapter 14 Beverly Hawk Chapter 15 Janice Jackson Chapter 16 Hattie Lamar Chapter 17 Helen Shores Lee Chapter 18 Josna Mishra Chapter 19 Annetta Nunn Chapter 20 Dannetta Thornton Owens Chapter 21 Dorothy Porter Chapter 22 Jessica Roskin Chapter 23 Katrina Ross Chapter 24 Barbara Sirmans Chapter 25 Margaret Ssenkoloto Chapter 26 Ruth M. Strong Chapter 27 Virginia Volker Chapter 28 Odessa Woolfolk