Despite a historical record of activism and leadership, African American women have largely gone unnoticed. Authors Allen and Lewis point out that this same treatment is widely evident today in all fora: the workplace, the classroom, academia, and government. Rather, intelligence, hard work, and technical competencies have either been dismissed or displaced, relegating the African American female leader to inferior status or resulting in wholly disparate and demeaning characterizations.
Allen, Tennille Nicole and Lewis, Anton
"Looking Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on Power, Leadership and the Black Female Professional,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 9
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol9/iss2/10