My intention with this ebook, Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women, is to show how Black women through America's history up to this very day have faced and overcome obstacles. I welcome all women, especially Black girls and young Black women, to look at these examples of strong Black women who forged ahead and cleared the path, and are still clearing the path, for those coming after them. These brief sketches are not biographies and do not include all pertinent facts. They cover a meager sampling of admirable Black women, but they are examples of what my goal is: motivate readers to learn more about these women and to achieve their own goals no matter how challenging they seem.
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Non-African-American Writes About Black Women’s Struggles?
After looking at Ms. Mathews blog, seeing her photo, and reading the sample of her book that begins by discussing her apparently non-African-American background, I am not at all convinced this book can properly represent the struggles of Black women. The introductory paragraph should address Ms. Mathews relationship to the Black experience rather than tell the reader about her adolescent idol Nancy Drew.