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Simmons, Ruth 1945-

Works: 6 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 171 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy 
Classifications: HF5549.5.A34, 342.0873
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Most widely held works by Ruth Simmons
Women as citizens vital voices through the century ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice Kessler-Harris, Nancy Cott, and Ruth Simmons speak on the history of American women in civic life in the 20th century. The discussion focuses on three themes: women as volunteers and reformers, women's struggle for rights,and women in public/civic life. Includes remarks by President Clinton, and comments and questions from the audience and from the Internet
Finding your roots ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others
Beyond black and white affirmative action in America ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates. Panelists include Ward Connerly, proponent of California's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Jr., author of Not All Black & White: Affirmative Action, Race, and American Values; Julius Becton, Jr., former head of Washington, D.C.'s public schools; Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College; and policy activists from the African-American, Asian, Native American, and Latino communities"--Distributor's website
Ruth Simmons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ruth Simmons, President of Simmons College, was one of the first Afro-American women to head a major college in 1995. She was born in Grapeland, Texas, where she was the youngest of 12 children. In Grapeland the children worked on the farm as share croppers, dropping out of school early. However, when she was 7, her family moved to Houston, where she and her sisters were expected to attend school, which were segregated. She led a sheltered life, and was always supervised when going out. It never occurred to her not to go to college, and she attended Dillard's College in New Orleans, and then Harvard University for her Ph. D. degree in romance languages and literature. At Smith College she started the engineering program for the women students. She feels that although Houston has changed from the days of segregation, there is still discrimination against women and minorities in the workplace and social segregation still exists
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