As the first to go this far in academia in my family on both ends of the spectrum, the feeling that I have at this moment is one that I will never forget. When I look at African American Librarianship there are two women that I admire and will be channeling their spirits throughout this journey including Dr. Eliza Atkins Gleason, the first African American to receive a Doctorate in Library Science and Jean Blackwell Hutson, she served as Chief Curator of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture from 1948 – 1980. Their lives speaks volumes to me and I believe opened the doors for me to walk through and rise for my people, in order to help my people. My new brand for this ride is entitled: sistah phd! If you with me, definitely check back here to read more about this chapter in my life. Trust and believe, I will be wearing kicks (NIKE CROSS TRAINERS) this go round when I walk across the stage! I AM MY ANCESTORS WILDEST DREAM.
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