Dorothy Porter, the first Black woman to be awarded a Masters of Library Science from Columbia University in 1932. She devoted over 43 years to developing a modern research library to serve the needs of the Howard University community. Wesley retired from Howard in 1973. For her years of service, the university named the library reading room the “Dorothy B. Porter Reading Room.” She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Dorothy Porter, the first Black woman to be awarded a Masters of Library Science from Columbia University in 1932. She devoted over 43 years to developing a modern research library to serve the needs of the Howard University community. Wesley retired from Howard in 1973. For her years of service, the university named the library reading room the “Dorothy B. Porter Reading Room.” She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Thousands of African American women overcame race and gender barriers to help win the war. High profile women like Mary McLeod Bethune and Lena Horne were names familiar to most Americans at the time and in later years. However, there were many more women who contributed to the struggle for equality and for victory over fascism. Some of their stories are told in Double Victory.

Thousands of African American women overcame race and gender barriers to help win the war. High profile women like Mary McLeod Bethune and Lena Horne were names familiar to most Americans at the time and in later years. However, there were many more women who contributed to the struggle for equality and for victory over fascism. Some of their stories are told in Double Victory.

Marie Maynard Daly was a biochemist and the 1st African American woman to earn a PhD in Chemistry. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Marie Maynard Daly was a biochemist and the 1st African American woman to earn a PhD in Chemistry. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Washington Afro-American newspaper July 14,1944 Gloucester, Virginia -Irene Morgan was kicked off a bus, traveling to Baltimore, for breaking the row segregation law of 1930.

Washington Afro-American newspaper July 14,1944 Gloucester, Virginia -Irene Morgan was kicked off a bus, traveling to Baltimore, for breaking the row segregation law of 1930.

Sex & Race Series: J. A. Rogers  Sex and Race: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands, Volume I: The Old World. New York: J. A. Rogers, 1941.  Sex and Race: A History of White, Negro, and Indian Miscegenation in the Two Americas, Volume II: The New World. New York: J. A. Rogers, 1942.  Sex and Race, Volume III: Why White and Black Mix in Spite of Opposition. New York: J. A. Rogers, 1944.

Sex & Race Series: J. A. Rogers Sex and Race: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands, Volume I: The Old World. New York: J. A. Rogers, 1941. Sex and Race: A History of White, Negro, and Indian Miscegenation in the Two Americas, Volume II: The New World. New York: J. A. Rogers, 1942. Sex and Race, Volume III: Why White and Black Mix in Spite of Opposition. New York: J. A. Rogers, 1944.

She made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

She made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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