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Glenda Taylor, M.A. 2010

Eminent cultural historian Glenda Taylor describes herself as a “griotte,” a mistress of words and music. Her master's thesis was published in 2011 and is available through The Jalimuso’s Drum: African American Female Entertainers as Cultural Historians/Griottes.  Using autobiographical lenses of African American celebrities, Taylor explores Civil and Human Rights Movements within twentieth century America through their diverse perspectives.

Other books she has written include Blind LightThe Secrets of Success: Quotations by African American AchieversThe Secrets of Success: The Black Man’s Perspective, and Truth Beyond Illusion: African-American Women 1860s-1950s.

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