Conversations: Straight Talk with America's Sister President

Conversations: Straight Talk with America's Sister President

by Johnnetta Betsch Cole
     
 

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Feminist, educator, African American spokeswoman, and "Sister Prez" to thousands of alumnae of Spelman College, where she has been President for the last seven years--Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole tells young African American women how to take an active role in making their world a better place.

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Feminist, educator, African American spokeswoman, and "Sister Prez" to thousands of alumnae of Spelman College, where she has been President for the last seven years--Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole tells young African American women how to take an active role in making their world a better place.

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"Conversations is must reading for  Americans of all races." — Alvin F.  Poussaint, M.D.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The first female president of Spelman College in Atlanta cogently discusses racism, feminism, ethnocentrism and the benefits of education as an instrument of political change. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Cole, an educator and the first African American woman to head historic Spelman College in Atlanta, exhorts and enlightens readers in her impassioned book, which she refers to as a dialog. Cole provides a brief autobiographical sketch to let readers know ``where she is coming from'' and to remind them of the ties that bind African American women together. She admonishes readers, especially black ``sisters,'' to take an active stance against the ``isms'' that continue to plague America: racism, sexism, Eurocentrism, and isolationism. She provides some notable and concrete solutions while allowing readers to maintain the dialog by writing their own conclusions to her urgent message. Written in a lively conversational style, this necessary book is unabashedly recommended.-- Angela Washington- Blair, Brookhaven Coll. Learning Resource Ctr., Farmers Branch, Tex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385411608
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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