Fifty Black Women Who Changed America by Amy Alexander
Their names are familiar, yet their importance is often overlooked. These women are former slaves, housewives, college professors, Nobel and Pulitzer and National Book Award and Olympic Gold winners. And they are all survivors -- women who emerged from servitude and discrimination to change the world. The vivid and inspiring portraits inside tell the story of each of these African-American women's personal journey and her monumental contributions to our society.