By Carroll L.L. Miller,Anne S. Pruitt-Logan
Born simply two decades after the top of slavery and orphaned on the age of 5, Lucy Diggs Slowe (1885–1937) grew to become a seventeen-time tennis champion and the 1st African American girl to win a big activities identify, a founding father of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the 1st Dean of ladies at Howard college. She supplied management and repair in a variety of enterprises taken with bettering the stipulations of girls, African americans, and different deprived teams and in addition participated in peace activism. between her many accomplishments, she created the 1st junior highschool for black scholars in Washington, DC.
In this lengthy past due biography, Carroll L. L. Miller and Anne S. Pruitt-Logan inform the outstanding tale of Slowe’s steadfast choice operating her manner via collage, incomes admire as a instructor and dean, and status as much as Howard’s President and Board of Trustees in insisting on equivalent therapy of girls. alongside the best way, the authors weave jointly routine topics in African American historical past: the effect of racism, the significance of schooling, the position of activities, and gender inequality.
“The cognizance of this paintings is not any small feat. It’s a testomony to how the tenacious Slowe made the grade and adjusted the tutorial landscape.” — Phi Kappa Phi Forum
“This is THE authoritative resource to this point on Lucy Diggs gradual. It contributes to African American historical past American historical past, the heritage of upper schooling, women’s academic heritage, and women’s historical past in general.” — Linda M. Perkins, Claremont Graduate University
Carroll L. L. Miller (1909–2003) was once Dean of the Howard collage Graduate School.
Anne S. Pruitt-Logan is Professor Emerita of academic coverage and management on the Ohio country collage. She is the coauthor (with Jerry G. Gaff and Richard A. Weibl) of getting ready destiny school within the Sciences and arithmetic: A consultant for swap and development the college We Need.
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Faithful to the Task at Hand: The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe by Carroll L.L. Miller,Anne S. Pruitt-Logan