Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

March 3, 1985

On March 3, 1985, Dr. Carrie George used her “Focus” column to make Atlanta Daily World readers more aware of women’s history.  “Contacts with significant persons in Atlanta have led me to believe that we are not very aware of National Women’s History Week Observance,” George began. “To bring us up-to-date let me share with you a few facts. National Women’s History Week began in 1982 and is annually proclaimed by joint Resolution of the U.S. Congress, as well as by the Governors and Legislature of nearly every state in the United States. The purpose of the observance is to raise the awareness of persons, both female and male, as to the wealth of women’s history that has been omitted from standard history textbooks.” Dr. George highlighted the dates of National Women’s History Week for 1986 to 1990 with the hope that “knowing the schedule early will help organizations begin early to plan for a meaningful and fruitful celebration” (click to view PDF).

Dr. Carrie George was a Georgia native, and a 1977 article described her as a “well-known educator, clergywoman and lecturer” with an impressive resume: “Dr. George holds the distinction of being one of the few trained ordained Baptist Clergywomen who holds five earned degrees (including the Ph.D.) and one conferred doctorate in the fields of mathematics, business administration, education, theological education, and guidance and counseling psychology. She is an alumna of Clark College, Atlanta University, Gammon Theological Seminary, New York University, Gregg College, Ohio State University, Hartford Seminary Foundation, Garret-Northwestern University and Famous Writers School” (click to view PDF). George was also an active member of the Republican party in Georgia.

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