WorldCat Identities

Simmons, Ruth 1945-

Works: 15 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 302 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK21, 342.0873
Publication Timeline
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 118 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
Haiti : a study of the educational system of Haiti and a guide to the academic placement of students in educational institutions of the United States by Ruth Simmons( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond black and white affirmative action in America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 56 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 Carlifornia's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Fr., director of the recent White House review of affirmative action; 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"--Container
Finding your roots ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 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
Professorial passions : eight lectures in honor of the inauguration of Ruth J. Simmons, ninth president of Smith College ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetic language of Aime Cesaire by Ruth Simmons( )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Educational issues] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dr. Ruth Simmons is invited to speak about the educational issues
Charlie Rose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Alice Rivlin discusses the federal budget; and three women college presidents, Judith Shapiro, Claire Gaudiani, and Ruth Simmons, discuss their work
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
Reflections on leadership for social change ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.07 for Biography ... to 1.00 for Peculiar i ...)
Alternative Names
Simmons, Ruth J., 1945-
English (23)