Friday, May 19, 2006

Oklahoma African-American Women's Stories

The Oklahoma Uncrowned Queens Project is seeking stories of ordinary black women in Oklahoma who impacted their communities. Some women already profiled include Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Betty Mason, Janetta Chapple, Ruth Faine, Mazola McKerson and Clara Luper. The collected stories will by published in a book, Uncrowned Queens: African-American Women Community Builders of Oklahoma, 1907-2007. Peggy Brooks-Bertram and Barbara Seals Nevergold started collecting histories of black women in 1999. Obtain a nomination form and read biographies of Oklahoma women at their website.