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I remember being at a history meeting a couple of years ago and a couple of white men, graduate students, stood up saying they'd never get a job because there were these Black women and they'd get all the jobs. And I looked back at the figures and there are more white men getting Ph.D.s every year than there are Black women ever. So it's like there are all these Black women out taking the jobs from them and the worst thing is that all those Black women are unqualified and all those white men are qualified.


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Selected Bibliography

Sojourner Truth, A Life, a Symbol (New York: W.W. Norton, 1996)

Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919 (New York: W.W. Norton, 1987; Norton paperback, 1989)

The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979; Harvard paperback, 1980; Norton paperback, 1993)

Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976; Norton paperback, 1979; University of Kansas Press paperback, 1986; Norton paperback, 1992).


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