Daughters of Dignity: African Women in the Bible and the Virtues of Black Womanhood
African American women today have been left at the mercy of media portrayals that often depict them as pregnant and promiscuous or as prostitutes and ... Show synopsis African American women today have been left at the mercy of media portrayals that often depict them as pregnant and promiscuous or as prostitutes and welfare cases. To erase these hurtful and inaccurate stereotypes and to reclaim a connection with their deep ethical roots and moral heritage, these women must learn the stories of strength, courage, and faith that propelled generations of their foremothers into the world supported by justice, love, faith, wisdom, and perseverance -- virtues that would empower them to raise strong families and have productive careers. "Daughters Of Dignity" seeks to identify these virtues and trace their roots. Presenting biblical and theological foundations to validate the experiences of the African American woman, LaVerne McCain Gill also offers historical and contemporary role models -- including Sojourner Truth and Rosa Parks -- who embodied these virtues. Finally, she gives suggestions for self-evaluation and narratives on contemporary programs to successfully reestablish an ethic of black womanhood in the community.