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Mountain milestone: Henderson becomes first black woman to earn tenure at MC
Melanie Tucker| (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After moving to Maryville six years ago from St. Louis to teach political science, Dr. Frances Henderson has landed herself in the record books as the first African-American woman to receive tenure at Maryville College.
Henderson was awarded tenure recently at the college and it will take effect in August. College officials believe Dr. John Perry was probably the first African-American professor who received tenure at MC. He was hired in 1985 to teach in the college’s physical education/health/recreation department. He was tenured in 1989 and was promoted to associate professor in 1996. He retired in 2003. Currently, Henderson is the only African-American professor on the faculty. There are some on staff."
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““Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal.
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel.
So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?
They keep us underground working hard for the greedy,
But when it’s time pay they turn around and call us needy.
My crown too heavy like the Queen Nefertiti
Gimme back my pyramid, I’m trying to free Kansas City.
Mixing masterminds like your name Bernie Grundman.
Well I’m gonna keep leading like a young Harriet Tubman
You can take my wings but I’m still goin’ fly
And even when you edit me the booty don’t lie
Yeah, keep singing and I’mma keep writing songs
I’m tired of Marvin asking me, “What’s Going On?
March to the streets ‘cuz I’m willing and I’m able
Categorize me, I defy every label
And while you’re selling dope, we’re gonna keep selling hope
We rising up now, you gotta deal you gotta cope
Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach?”
Janelle Monae feat Erykah Badu Q.U.E.E.N
“Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights is a feature-length documentary that focuses on black women’s marginalization between the Black Power and Feminist movements, as well as the resulting political mobilization of women of color.
A large segment of this film focuses on former black women activists’ experiences with racism in the Feminist movement, particularly their struggles dealing with lack of empathy and understanding with white feminists on issues that concern women of color. It also includes a wide range of archival footage from the 1960s and 70s, which displays the blatant differences in socioeconomic status and political concerns between white feminists and feminists of color.
Reflections Unheard serves as evidence that the issues presented in The Feminist Wire’s Race and Feminisms forum have been prevalent for years and that there is still much progress to be made.”
“Ruth A. Lucas, the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel and who at the time of her retirement was the highest-ranking African American woman in the Air Force, died March 23 at her home in Washington. She was 92.
Col. Lucas enlisted in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942 and was one the first black women to attend what is now the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk. She held a variety of positions, mainly in research and education, before being named a colonel in 1968.
At the time of her promotion, Col. Lucas was a general education and counseling services assistant in the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for education at the Pentagon. She created, organized and implemented special literacy programs aimed to increase the education levels of service personnel.
“Most people don’t realize that among all the servicemen who enter the military annually, about 45,000 of them read below the fifth-grade level, and more than 30 percent of these men are black,” she said in a 1969 interview with Ebony Magazine. “Right now if I have any aim, it’s just to reach these men, to interest them in education and to motivate them to continue on.”
(Source: Washington Post)