Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2

African American Women Community Builders of Western New York

Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.


For generations, African American women have served as vibrant community builders and strong leaders across the United States. The second in an acclaimed series of biographical sketches, Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2 illuminates the lives of one hundred more women community leaders in the northeastern United States. Barbara A. Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram share the successes and struggles of women whose vision and fortitude resonate today. Readable and informative, this book is essential reading for those wishing to appreciate fully the contribution of African American women to modern America.

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