Integrating The Transformational Writings of bell hooks Into Formal Education

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Growing up in the South, my exposure to black women writers in an academic setting was far and few between. Though late in my academic career, I distinctly recall three instances that led me to uncovering the absolute importance and prolific writings of black women. It was … Continue reading Integrating The Transformational Writings of bell hooks Into Formal Education

Aida Overton Walker: Queen of the Cakewalk

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College. In New York City on Valentine’s Day in 1880, Aida Overton Walker, originally named Ada Wilmon Overton, was born in Greenwich Village. Born to seamstress Pauline Whitfield and waiter Moses Overton, Ada was their second child with an instinctual love of dance. Recognizing her talent early, … Continue reading Aida Overton Walker: Queen of the Cakewalk

Redefining Representation in Comics: Jackie Ormes

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Zelda Mavin Jackson, famously known as Jackie Ormes was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1911 to William and Mary Jackson. In 1917, an automobile accident resulted in the death of her father, causing she and her family to relocate to Monongahela, a suburb of the Pittsburgh … Continue reading Redefining Representation in Comics: Jackie Ormes