"NEGRO WOMEN WHO ARE PIONEERS—THOSE WHO ARE BUILDERS OF EDUCATIONAL, FINANCIAL, AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS"
DANIEL, Sadie Iola. Women Builders. Washington: Associated Publishers, (1931). Octavo, original brown cloth. $700.
First edition of this collection of seven biographies of Black women who changed America by building new institutions to improve the Black community's socioeconomic opportunities, with over two dozen photographic illustrations and portraits.
This work comprises seven biographies of prominent Black women who founded institutions to improve their communities. Devoted to improving the socioeconomic conditions of Black Americans, they drew on the influence of 19th-century humanitarians, abolitionists, and feminists. The women profiled include: Lucy Craft Laney, Haines Normal and Industrial Institute; Maggie Lena Walker, St. Luke Penny Savings Bank; Janie Porter Barrett, Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls; Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman College; Nannie Helen Burroughs, National Training School for Women and Girls; Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute; and Jane Edna Hunter, Phillis Wheatley Association. Each of these women was uniquely accomplished and their expertise helped them to create new opportunities for their communities, local and national. Accordingly, this work has become a cornerstone of Black American history and was even reprinted 20 years ago as part of an extensive collection of biographies of Black women.
Only minor foxing to edges of textblock, a few stray marks to rear pastedown, slight rubbing to spine. A handsome near-fine copy.