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What We Owe to the Black Women of This Powerful Civil Rights Group

Their fearlessness is a lesson to us all

Members of the SNCC. Photo: Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

WWhen Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons arrived at Spelman College as a freshman in 1962, the Memphis native carried the hopes and aspirations of an entire generation, for she was the first in her family to graduate high school. Simmons shared her parents’ lofty ideals about a college…

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Melinda D. Anderson

Melinda D. Anderson

freelance journalist reporting on race in education // words in NYT, HuffPost, The Atlantic, et al. // author, BECOMING A TEACHER // rooting for everybody Black

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