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Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Philadelphia Historian, Allener Baker-Rogers

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For seven years  Allener Baker-Rogers worked with her co-author Fasaha Traylor on their book “They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia’s Black Women Leaders.”

The book is an informative and inspirational collection of compelling narratives and powerful photographs that capture the extraordinary lives of well-known and obscure historical and contemporary African-American women in Philadelphia. The women who are focused on in the book are divided into nine sections ranging from Community Building and Movement Activism to The Art of the Beautiful from Underground Railroad Conductor Harriet Tubman to Filmmaker Maori Karmael Holmes.

Baker-Rogers was born and raised in West Philadelphia. She is a lifelong educator and holds a doctorate in higher education leadership. A former university administrator and assistant professor of educational research she now resides in Virginia. Known as Sissy by her friends and colleagues, Baker-Rogers is also a pas recipient of the Jane S. Abrams and Cecil B. Moore Community Service Awards.

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