Women's Resources

Part 4: Honoring Women



In Greater New Haven & In CT, we Have Many Women of Courage, Leadership & Positive Examples.


Let Us Honor Them while they are here.

Elsie Cofield
CT's Own Mother Teresa Now in her 80's, Elsie Cofield still conducts AIDS education classes & continues to make a positive difference in New Haven & in the country.   Elsie Cofield changed how people with AIDS are treated.  
We are grateful for Elsie Cofield!

More CT Female Leaders

Toni Harp
10th District state Senator

A woman of quiet dignity, commitment & race.

Bonita Grubbs
Director of
Christian Community Action -
A woman who lives her commitment in the work she does for the community.

Enola Aird
Director The Motherhood Project -
Enola personifies what being a community activist is really about.  With dogged determination she uses her passion to advocate for the emotional emancipation, education, support and the survival of the Black Family.

Mother Teresa of So. Central LA

We Do Not Have to Be Rich & Powerful to Make a Positive Difference in Our Community!

Charmaney Bayton lives in South Central Los Angeles in a one bedroom apartment.

She offers safe haven to 60 children who are running from gangs, dodging bullets, or seeking refuge from drug-addicted parents.

Read more about her in
"The Covenant with Black America"- p56

One of My Personal Heroes Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer:
Lived Oct. 6, 1917 - Mar. 14, 1977

Who Is Fannie Lou Hamer?

Learn About a Dynamic and Courageous Woman from Mississippi:

An organizer of the Mississippi Freedom Party and party delegate, field secretary for SCNN and grass-roots organizer.

Visit: www.ibiblio.org/sncc/hamer to learn more about this remarkable woman.  Read the testimony of Mrs. Hamer.  Learn about the Voices for Freedom Project.

If you ever contemplate giving up when the going gets rough, go to this site first.  Learn about the price paid for black people to be able to get an education and the right to vote!

Fannie Lou Hamer, was known as the lady who was "sick and tired of being sick and tired." Born  in Montgomery County, Mississippi, she was the granddaughter of slaves. Her family were sharecroppers - a position not that different from slavery. Hamer had 19 brothers and sisters. She was the youngest of the children.

In 1962, when Mrs. Hamer was 44 years old, . She learned for the first time that African-Americans actually had a constitutional right to vote!

Today, many Americans take the right to vote for granted and do not vote!

N'Zinga Shani
N'Zinga Shäni, Producer & Director of
OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc.

Questions? Comments? Email N'Zinga HERE.



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