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“Tomorrow is not promised” is what we all ponder when important people leave the stage. All the calls we meant to make, the note we expected to write, the gift we thought about giving run into a wall of silence when those we love and respect cross over to the other side.

Those feelings and thoughts have hit us pretty hard.  In the last year, we have lost 4 of the women who have so deeply inspired our work.  Helen Mae Mullen, Barbara C. Harris, Linda Waters Richardson and now Emma C. Chappell have all joined the ancestors.

We are grateful their lives and work live on in They Carried Us. We tried to do our part to insure that they will never be forgotten.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2, 2021

'They Carried Us' tells the story of Philadelphia's Black women leaders

Valerie Russ, Staff Writer

https://www.inquirer.com/news/they-carried-us-philadelphia-black-women-leaders-20210315.html

Black Women Radicals, June 10, 2020

"They Carried Us Highlights the Power of Black Women's Leadership in Philadelphia"

Jaimee A. Swift, Staff Writer

https://www.blackwomenradicals.com/blog-feed/they-carried-us-highlights-the-power-of-black-womens-leadership-in-philadelphia

The Philadelphia Citizen, Tuesday February 25, 2020

 

"The Citizen Recommends: They Carried Us 

​A riveting new tome by two local educator/activists chronicles the lives of 95 African-American female trailblazers and their impact in Philly"

Jessica Press, Staff Writer

https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/they-carried-us-book/