I am happy to see in this article (see “Returning to Her Ancestral Roots,” Jan. 11) a woman who was allowed to write about the women in her culture as part of her studies. I tried this in a doctoral program and was told it was not allowed because my degree was not in history. I am glad that times are changing, and women like Dr. Elizabeth Archuleta are making a difference. This is what we must do in order to have an educated, diverse population. According to researchers, minorities who have been struggling for equality for more than 100 years must see successful people that look like them in order to change their circumstances. Maya Angelou says it best,
“And still I rise.”
— Elizabeth Wilson
Jefferson City, Mo.
This was a long awaited book, Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour, and Thank God for brother Joseph (see “Interpreting African-American Life and History,” Jan. 11). It’s about time someone stood up and told the full story instead of just teaching lectures from what they learned in “Eyes on the Prize.”
— Dr. Derrick Myers
Long Beach, Calif.
Daniel Freeman Centinela Medical Center
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