Author and Park parent Dr. Sheri Parks
joins the final session of this year for a Q and A and discussion of her
book, Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture. (Nonfiction. Hardback Edition: 272 pp.
One World/Ballantine, 2010.) The group will meet on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7-8:30pm in the Ries Conference Room (Athletic Center).
book, Parks argues that the image of the strong black woman has been as much a burden as a tribute because it has come to be expected that black women will endure all means of hardship in tending to the needs of others.
Fierce Angels is drawn from historical research, interviews, and recollections of the author's own experiences.
Dr. Parks is Associate Professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty member of Women's Studies and the African-American Studies at the University of Maryland, and host of NPR's "Clear Reception with Sheri Parks."