The Road to the Ph.D. and Stories of Black Women Who Have Endured
Edited By Cherrel Miller Dyce and Toni Milton Williams
Introduction: Inception of the Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic Sistas (DIVAS) Collective
A DIVACentric Epistemology: Conceptual Foundation
CHERREL MILLER DYCE, TONI MILTON WILLIAMS, AND TORRY REYNOLDS
The CourageBy Cherrel Miller Dyce
The beating of my heart reached a rhythm that produced an unsteady gaitMy eyes became enlarged as I search the openness for your presenceUnconsciously we connect in shared silence with our pain as our threadHow could this be, this should have never happened, overflowing sorrowGather ourselves to a place in the spirit; gather ourselves to the plains of tomorrowVictory is upon the horizon, the sun leading us onward to gloryNot now, not ever will we succumbNever will we relinquish our grace, hopes, our joys, our heritageCall yonder for our courage, as we press onwards for the sisters of tomorrow.
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