Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1

African American Women Community Builders of Western New York

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.


For generations, African American women have served as community builders and leaders across the United States. This unique volume showcases the lives of one hundred of these community leaders in the northeastern United States. Peggy Brooks-Bertram and Barbara A. Seals Nevergold tell movingly of the lives, accomplishments, and challenges of women whose energy, determination, and legacy continue to make a difference. Accessible and informative, this book is indispensable for those wishing to better understand the contribution of African American women to modern America.

Peggy Brooks-Bertram and Barbara A. Seals Nevergold are cofounders of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc. at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.