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Savannah's Black First Ladies, Vol.I.
by Brenda L Roberts  Pamela Howard-Oglesby 

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120

Copyright:  January 31, 2010 ISBN-13:  9781432731120
Non-Fiction

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Read about black women in Savannah Georgia who were "first" in their careers!

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Women have made great strides over the years. African-American women have many accomplishments, many of which have never been acknowledged. Savannah's Black "First Ladies' chronicles the experiences of women who overcame obstacles to realize their dreams. In doing so, they became the "first" in their chosen professions and paved the way for girls and women to follow.

Read about tenacious women who persevered to reach their goals. Women of all walks of life - politicians, police officers, educators, doctors, pubic servants, and many others who would not give up or give in, but pressed forward and saw their dreams become reality.


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" This book..........chronicles the journey and achievements of African American women in Savannah Georgia who were "first" - pioneers in their chosen career field. Even the city of Savannah because of its distinction of being the "first" city in Georgia adds a special meaning to this book and its contents."



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Savannah's Black "First Ladies"; The Past, Present, and Future by Pamela Howard-Oglesby and Brenda L. Roberts is the first book of its kind for Savannah; an important piece of local history previously uncompiled. A collection of biographies of educators, police officers, politicians, doctors, business women, community activists, and others who broke ground and glass ceilings for women and African-Americans,this book joins Ellis Garvin's A Guide to Our Two Savannahs chronicloing histories previously untold.
How many of us knew that Dr. Alice Woodby McKane, Savannah's first female African-American physician and surgeon, was also Georgia's "first" African-American woman to practice medicine? Or knew that Tompkins Elementary School and Tompkins High ar both named after Savannah's "first" African-American woman principal, Sophronia Tompkins? Described by Mayor Otis Johnson as "required reading for any participants in a program with young women in Savannah and the surrounding area", Oglesby's and Roberts' book is inspiring reading for little girls everywhere.



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