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Book Title: Savannah's Black First Ladies, Vol. I: The Past, Present, and Future|
The author of the book: Pamela Howard-Oglesby
Edition: Outskirts Press
Date of issue: January 29th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781432731120
Format files: PDF
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Praise for Savannah's Black "First Ladies"
"The women [profiled here] are valuable role models for women, young and old, to admire and emulate. It should be required reading for any participants in a program working with young women in Savannah and the surrounding area."
-Otis S. Johnson, PhD., Mayor, City of Savannah
"I found it to be informational, invigorating, and inspiring. It gives me the courage to take the high road in spite of challenges."
-Annie P. Wimbish, Ed.D, Superintendent of Schools, Hattiesburg, MS
"These compelling stories are inspiring and will serve to encourage women, especially little African-American girls, to embrace their personal power and forge forward."
-Bernetta Bryant Anderson, President, Hudson Hill Community
The phrase "never been done before" wasn't a roadblock for the women profiled in Savannah's Black First Ladies, Vol. 1. This remarkable collection of short biographies recognizes African-American women in Savannah, Georgia, who were pioneers in their chosen professions. You'll meet educators, police officers, politicians, doctors, and others who went where no one had gone before; in many cases, their professions were closed to women.
The trials and tribulations that these women endured to fulfill their calling is a true testimony of their perseverance and strength. They chose not to give up or give in, but to press forward and see their dreams come to fruition-and in so doing, helped open doors for the generations of African-American women that followed.
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Read information about the authorSavannahs Black First Ladies is the brainchild of Pamela Howard-Oglesby, who said that she received an inspiration from God to recognize African American women in Savannah, Georgia who pioneered in their chosen professions, many of which were closed to women. Pamela is a native Savannahian and serves as a community advocate for her West Savannah neighborhood. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, the proud mother of one daughter, Taiyanika, and has one grandson, Terrence.
Brenda is also a native Savannahian who grew up in the same West Savannah neighborhood as Pamela. She has worked with the young people of the Savannah-Chatham Public Schools for thirty years, in many capacities. She currently serves a middle school AVID Coordinator. Brenda is the mother of two daughters, Shondra and Anetra, and four grandchildren, Khalid, Maiya, Yasmin, and Ella Christina.