Uncrowned Queens, Volume 4

African American Women Community Builders of Oklahoma

Fourth volume of biographies of African American women community leaders, focusing this time on Oklahoma.


For generations, African American women have served as inspirational community builders and leaders across the United States. The fourth, remarkable volume in an acclaimed series of biographical sketches, Uncrowned Queens, Volume 4 illuminates another one-hundred African American women community leaders in Oklahoma. Barbara A. Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram shift their attention to the American west to speak of the lives, careers, and challenges of African American women whose hard work, savvy, and persistence continue to make a difference in the Sooner State. An indispensable source, 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 the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.