Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3

African American Women Community Builders of Western New York

Third 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 leaders across the United States. The third, wonderful volume in an acclaimed series of biographical sketches, Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3 reveals another one hundred women community leaders in the northeastern United States. Inspired by the centennial of the Niagara Movement, Peggy Brooks-Bertram and Barbara A. Seals Nevergold tell of the worlds, careers, and challenges of African American women whose hard work, savvy, and persistence continue to make a difference. An indispensable source, this book is essential reading for those wishing to appreciate fully 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.