Title: Uncrowned Queens:
In 1999, historians Dr. Peggy Brooks- Bertram and Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold created the Uncrowned Queens project to celebrate the accomplishments of African American women community builders in Western New York.
With this second volume, the Uncrowned Queens project expands with a whole new collection of brilliant and accomplished women of color.
''Volume II of Uncrowned Queens: African American
Women Community Builders of Western New York is a
significant addition to the body of work documenting black
women's community engagement and its relationship to the 19th and
20th Century struggles for human rights, civil rights, and
women's rights. This groundbreaking work serves as a model for
researchers in other states as regional histories documenting
black women's contributions continue to evolve."
"Documenting regional studies of the experiences and
achievements of African American women begins to fill historic
gaps in the role black women play in shaping their communities as
well as their world. The Uncrowned Queens
project helps to address this omission in the writing of