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American Women Symposium

Image of Sharon HarleySharon Harley

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Friday, June 20, 2003
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Panel Five: Women and Labor

Sharon Harley is a professor and former director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. A specialist in African-American women's history, Harley’s research and teaching has focused on the history of black wage-earning women and black women's organizational activities, as well as other topics. In 2002-2003, she was a distinguished fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The recipient of many other honors, she is the coeditor of Afro-American Women: Struggles and Images and Women in Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as many articles on gender, race, and working-class consciousness. She has served as a consultant in race and gender curriculum development and K-12 textbooks in African American history. Her newest book is Sister Circle: Black Women and Work, produced with the Black Women and Work Collective, and she is currently directing a Ford Foundation-funded national research seminar on "Work in the Lives of Women of Color" as part of her "Center for African American Women's Labor Studies."


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