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Work

Work—grandmothers share about their own and others employment experiences. Grandchildren share what they learned from grandmothers about work as well as their own employment experiences. Visions and views about ideal working conditions, and desirable types of employment and income. Discussions of “slave wages,” service pan, getting paid something other than cash wages, and getting paid what one is worth. Having one’s work be valued or devalued.

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN
2 years ago

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN

Real Black Grandmothers Creator and Founder, Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman talks about the importance of preserving Black grandmothers stories.

RESILIENCE: STRIVE FOR BLACK EXCELLENCE
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: STRIVE FOR BLACK EXCELLENCE

By  •  Resilience, Work

Resilience is always giving it your best. Erica Haynes-Ferguson’s great-grandmother, Dr. Annie Lee Richardson (March 13, 1918) passed down to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren the motto: “Good, better, best never let …
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TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS

“The Beautiful Creation of Your Children”

Loreli Warren (August 13, 1938) is my grandma as well as a grandmother to three other grandchildren. She was born and raised in …
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TESTIMONY: AIESHA TURMAN
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: AIESHA TURMAN

Aiesha Turman is an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate at Union Institute & University where her dissertation foregrounds the work of Black women writers as essential texts that act as blueprints for A …
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RESILIENCE: MAKE A WAY
5 years ago

RESILIENCE: MAKE A WAY

By  •  Work, Resilience

Resilience is working hard for what you want and when it doesn’t pay off, thinking outside the box, and sticking with it. It is falling but getting back up, failing …
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