Black Star Girl : A Charter Beneficiary of the Civil Rights Movement Celebrates the Insightful Parenting of her Father. It?s His Story Too
"Things will change, and you must be ready for different opportunities," John W. Woods Jr. told his children. Author Marva Woods Stith followed her father's sound advice and later became a professional black woman in corporate America. In this memoir, she shares the remarkable story of her father, her family, and her challenges and successes.
Black Star Girl provides a poignant account of Stith's life journey as an African American woman beginning in the 1940s with stories of family, most particularly the influence of a beloved, strong, entrepreneurial father who was her role model. The story continues with her account of her tenacious rise through the ranks and how she joined the vanguard of professional African American women in the 1950s and 1960s while facing the challenges of discrimination in the corporate world.
A vivid and personal portrait with photographs included, Black Star Girl addresses an array of themes--African American and women's studies, the South of the '40s and '50s, black entrepreneurship, the racial divide, and black women in corporate America. This inspirational memoir not only serves as a family legacy but provides an insightful socialhistorical documentary.
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March 08, 2010
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