Summary: The documentary:
“Ten Voices: Notable African American Women Who Have Made a Difference
Dr. Sadye L. Logan
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The ten African American women featured in the documentary have contributed to social change and have shaped lives in their communities, the state and the nation through ordinary acts of courage. The documentary captures a profile of each woman from early childhood to present. Each experience is unique, filled with the pulse of life then and now. Included in this first group of honorees are women who have served in the roles of mother, wife, confident, poet, social activist, professor, educator, librarian, humanitarian, administrator and author.
A companion booklet accompanies the documentary and serves as a discussion guide. Ultimately, the narratives will be used to provide support and guidance to South Carolina young women through discussion groups, and related programs and activities. It is intended that this documentary will continue to evolve and capture the life experiences of other women across the State.
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The ten honorees are:
¨ Mrs. Emily England Clyburn, native of Moncks Corner, SC, graduate of South Carolina State College (now University), retired librarian, co-founder of James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Endowment for the Archives and History at South Carolina State University, mother of three and the spouse of Congressman and Majority Whip James Clyburn.
¨ Mrs. Frances Davenport Finney, native of Newberry, SC, graduate of Claflin College (now University) and South Carolina State College (now University), retired educator, social activist, recent inductee into the Claflin University Hall of Fame, mother of three, and spouse of retired Chief Justice, SC Supreme Court, Ernest A. Finney, Jr.
¨ Dr. Barbara Williams Jenkins, native of Union, SC, graduate of Bennett College, Greensboro, NC, University of Illinois, and Rutgers University, Dean Emeritus, retired librarian , member of the SC African American Heritage Commission and widow of football coach, Robert A. Jenkins.
¨ Mrs. Carrie Allen McCray, currently of Columbia, SC, graduate of Talladega College (now University) in Alabama and New York University School of Social Work, author of several books, including Freedom’s Child, professor, poet, lecturer, social work educator, mother of one, and widow of journalist, John McCray.
¨ Mrs. Anne Pauline Hinton Newman, currently of Columbia, SC, graduate of Claflin College (now University), former secretary to the NAACP Field Director, social activist, educator, mother of one, and widow of Reverend I. DeQuincey Newman.
¨ Mrs. Hallie Bacote Perry, native of Timmonsville, SC, graduate of South Carolina State College (now University), and Columbia University in NY, social activist, member of League of Women Voters, LINKS of Columbia and mother of one, and spouse of Senior US District Judge Matthew J. Perry.
¨ Mrs. Maude Ford Ross, currently of Winnsboro, SC, graduate of Allen University, Columbia, SC and Columbia University in NY, educator, guidance counselor, humanitarian, life member of Women’s Missionary Society AME Church and the National Council of Negro Women, mother of four, and widow of Julius Mansel Ross, Sr.
¨ Mrs. Margaret A. Thornton, currently of Columbia, SC, graduate of Howard University Music Conservatory, Teachers College – Columbia University in NY, educator, renowned music instructor, member of South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame and mother of one.
¨ Dr. Clemmie Embly Webber, a native of St. Mathews, SC, graduate of South Carolina State College (now University), and American University, Washington, DC, retired university professor, social activist, recipient of National Mother of the Year Award and Order of the Palmetto, mother of three and widow of university professor and coach, Paul R. Webber, Jr.
¨ Mrs. Esther Nell K. Glymph Witherspoon, a native of Gaffney, SC, graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, former librarian, philanthropist, humanitarian, social activist, life time member of the United Methodist Church, and widow of minister and educator, Dr. James W. Witherspoon.
The documentary “Notable African American Women: In Their Own Voices” is available for $25.00. To purchase, make check payable to: USC Educational Foundation and mail to:
Dr. Sadye Logan, Director
USC - I.D. Newman Institute
College of Social Work
Columbia, SC 29208
Sadye L. Logan, DSW, ACSW
I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice
College of Social Work
The University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
phone: (803) 777-0468