How Were Black Women Contributing to America on July 4, 1776?

Co-authors Diana Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross / Credit: Beacon Press

In American schools the history of black women typically begins with the abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. But black women have been arriving on American soil at least since 1619, the award-winning historians Daina Berry Ramey and Kali…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.