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This collection of brief biographies (most only a few hundred words long) begins in 1619 with a slave known only as Angela, one of 20 African captives brought to Jamestown, Virginia. A host of other women follow: actresses, entertainers, politicians, teachers, businesswomen, and historians. Tonya Bolden recounts their lives in clear (but often tart) prose. Although Bolden ...more
(first published January 31st 2004)
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Author and publisher Tonya Wilyce Bolden was born on March 1, 1959, in New York City to Georgia Bolden, a homemaker, and Willie Bolden, a garment center shipping manager. Bolden grew up in Harlem in a musical family and loved to read; she attended Public M.E.S. 146, an elementary school in Manhattan, and then graduated from the Chapin School, a private secondary school, in Manhattan in 1976. ...more