ERIC Number: ED311784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Education and Endowment of Black Women.
Cole, Johnnetta B.
The struggle and achievements of Black women in American society are described, emphasizing the distance that Black women still have to go to achieve equality. It is argued that education is the most consistent and obtainable means for the empowerment of Black women. The education that is advocated is one in which the conditions of Black women are acknowledged and analyzed, as well as the realities of other peoples, times and places. It is felt that the empowerment of Black women requires the kind of education where the goal is more than the advancement of an individual; it is an education that moves toward changing the conditions of our communities, people, nation and world. The curriculum of such an education must fully address the complexities of Black women's lives. Black women should be educated for leadership, with an emphasis on leadership as service to others. (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Black Women in Higher Education, Inc., Albany, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Anniversary Conference of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, Inc. (10th, New York, NY, May 6, 1988). A longer version of this paper was presented at Hunter College.