Jessie Dean Gipson Simmons, shown top center about age 37, c. 1961.
[Clockwise: daughter Angela, sons Obadiah Jerone, Jr. and Carl,
and husband Obadiah Jerone, Sr.; daughters Carolyn and Quendelyn are not pictured]
Simmons family archives
When Jessie Simmons applied for a teaching job in 1958, her application went to a separate file for “Negro teachers” and got rejected. An education scholar recounts how Simmons fought back and won.
Seems a long way away, doesn’t it?
Staggeringly slow progress keeps women out of power and out of the top jobs.
Why do you always forget to buy milk?
The headlines The Australian: Male and female brains still unequal The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation…
Girl up front for a better chance at peace.
Capt. John Severns, U.S. Air Force
Lasting peace in the Middle East depends on empowering young women through education. By oppressing our young people and women, we don’t have a new generation that is full of ideas and full of change…