MANY BLESSINGS: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D.
Quite some time ago I began to think about what forces help to create leadership and resilience in women. I began thinking about the confluence of the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movement, and how these two forces allowed African American women to emerge in greater numbers as leaders in ways not possible in past generations. This lead me to wonder about what it was in successful African American women that helped them persevere through hardship and obstacles to come forward to claim their destiny.
These musings were the impetus for my book, Many Blessings: A Tapestry of African American Women, which contains interviews with 30 accomplished African American women and chronicles the stories of their lives and their advice to other women of all ethnicities.
It was an amazing journey of discovery and delight! The interviews are divided into seven categories of character strength that I believe embody the essence of the unique legacy of African American women.
Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D.