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"dr peggy books burcham" Discussed on In Black America
"Research and education women inc and author of comm commodore women right to the new vice president published by red lightning books as the first woman of color elected. Vice president of the united states commonly harris broke down barriers and history energizing a lot of women who have something to say seeing a woman who look like them occupying the second most powerful office in the free world women from africa to california canada. Florida began writing to the new president in a book. Burcham share generational thoughts concerns and feelings written to vice-president harris the letters of also describing the call to action for those who will be at the vice president side through the next four years. I'm john johansen junior. And welcome to another edition of and black america on this week's program. Dear kamla women. Right to the new vice-president with author dr peggy books burcham part to in black america. Here's the fact. The hardest thing in the world is to get. If you don't know someone the hardest thing in the world is to get a book in the hands of a president of the united states or vice president and i can tell you i remember trying to get a book to michelle obama for example. I was at a stop where the president we're obama was and i was having such a fit of trying to get a book to michelle obama that we will somewhere out You know where the president was. And i said i call out to the president. I was going to throw out. Throw your book. The secret service mainly novas it. I don't think he should do that. Is the plane crazy. I wasn't prepared up book. No miss you don't wanna do that. And he wasn't smiling either so no. He's very difficult but we have about five people sitting. Us senators us congressman at least one or two from buffalo. Who said don't worry we're gonna get this book tour and always said well take a photograph of you putting it in her hands and send it to me so i can put it on facebook when senator kamla hairs was chosen by president. Joe biden on august eleven to twenty to be his running mate is vice-president. Another glass ceiling was broken. Harris will become the first african american the first asian american and the third woman to pick as the vice presidential nominee for major party ticket on that day. Dr peggy brooks burcham began working on her latest project. Dear camera women. Right to the new vice-president the book is a dynamic compilation. One hundred and twenty heartfelt and emotionally moving letters to america's first african american and woman vice president burcin bridges the gap bringing women of all ages races and nations. Who are living at different points in their lives. Having had very different experiences together in one book telling their stories letter by letter on today's program we conclude our conversation with dr peggy books. Burcham got involved in a whole bunch of things and did a lot of stuff that i wanted to do. So my background is really eclectic and for a never 'cause nobody my family did and we weren't educated to think that way nobody said go out and prepare yourself for a career so i you know i did what i liked to do and what i could do. Best and I and i did good standing in front of people talking about things and you know Pulling programs together and doing research once. I realized that if there was something to be found about something i could find a way to find it as i. You know love doing that. And i wrote children's books and did a number of things and and so this is just part and parcel of it. And i've once i couldn't once i felt that i wasn't gonna get an opportunity to fit into the heavily structured academic framework. Or what have you. i didn't push it. I mean even though. I've taught at the school of medicine here at ub. But i was the person that would be called in to teach special course but i was never a tenure track kind. I you know. I wasn't going to be at a university for six years waiting for somebody to say that's a lisa had was okay. That just never was going to suit me so things just sorta kinda happened to me and i kinda rolled along with it and if somebody would say well. Do you wish you had done it differently. I don't know if i would've known how to do differently. I wasn't the person that could stay in lockstep with You know you gotta do this. I got i wasn't the i could do that so i just did what i could do. And and so it was just athletic career. you know. i've written some writing. Because i was very interested in the health of black women especially mental health. So i've written about African american women and depression and other kinds of illnesses. You know so. that's how come i. I look like a very strange character. Collect effective is understatement. I mean the things that you've accomplished as far as is short of amazing. But i am. I am truly impressed. Let's talk about this current project. Dear carmela women right to new vice president. This was a no brainer after de michelle. Hey this is a no brainer. But even in between back about two thousand and twelve. I did another Lettuce for the first black woman. Who was the superintendent buffalo public school and it was writing to her and letting the people who Students i interviewed students and i had a really quite different experience because there were a group of young people who were basically incarcerated in juvenile holding centers. You i leave another place existed and but there was a project in buffalo which is across the country. now call say yes to education and I made a proposal to them that since we now had this new superintendent we needed to ask people in buffalo especially students what they thought about. So i said why. Don't i do a book of lettuce for you. And that's what i did. And i was fascinated with because it was the first time in my life i had been in a juvenile facility where young children were kept and to look at how they lived on the lock and key and under the watchful eye of in a huge building. I you know is maybe something. I'll return to later. But i was really dumbfounded to go and talk to children who under lock and key and And get them to write letters..
"dr peggy books burcham" Discussed on In Black America
"The university of texas at austin k. Ut radio this is in black. America bragging really. They don't know what they're missing. They may think they're okay. But there's a whole world out there. Put out a call letter up through letters. And i had no idea that the whole world would fine eleven county continous. All of the island can't black women who were ex patriot. Who had left the united states forever. All over your responded women near the home town of kama harasses lava. It was absolutely incredible. And i like walking around every day saying oh no oh my goodness oh my goodness and it was wonderful. It was wonderful and then a pupa girl scouts in california they wrote letter and goodness. The subject matters of the leaded regret. Take the young girl fifteen you know. Wanting to make sure he did something about the wildfires in california that the peggy brooke burcham author educator historian and community activists president and co founder of the uncrowned queens institute for research and education on women inc and author of deer. Kamla women right to the new vice-president published by red lightning books as the first woman of color elected as vice president of the united states. Comma harris broke down barriers and made history energizing a lot of women who have something to say seeing a women who look like tim occupying the second most powerful office in the three world women from africa to california canada to florida began robbing to the new vice-president in a book birches generational thoughts concerns and feelings written by spreads and harris the letters of also describing call to action. But those who will be at the vice president side through the next four years. I'm john johansen junior. And welcome to another edition of and black america on this week's program. Dear kamla women. Right to the new vice-president with author dr peggy books burcham in black america. Well is very interesting. Because if you look outside of the united states like in nepal or india the women that wrote to me and talk to me personally and then became part of my facebook group and got their families involved was stunning the way they did that that these young people were wanted me to know that This is so important to them. It was one of the most important things that ever happened to them in their lives. And they they they wanted to Make sure that. I knew that in that people in their in their communities knew that at the same time number of people that i didn't hear for it from and i thought that i'd hear a lot from young african american women in particular. It turned out that there's a. There's a large lgbt community than i thought i would hear from when senator kamla hairs was chosen by president. Joe biden on august eleven to twenty to be his running mate vice vice-president another glass ceiling was broken. Harris will become the first african american asian american and the third woman to pick as the vice presidential nominee for major party ticket on that day. Dr peggy brooks bertram began working on her latest project. Dea kamla women right to the new vice president. The book is a dynamic compilation. One hundred and twenty hartfield n emotionally moving letters to america's first african american woman vice president burcin bridges the gap bringing women of all ages races and nations who are living at different points in their lives having had very different experiences together in one book telling their stories letter by letter. Recently in black americans. Spoke with. Dr peggy brooks burcham regarding this amazing collection of thoughts. I wanna tell you that when we were trying to get the book together. I slept very ver- very little. I was really struck with the fact that because of social media people do a lot less leaving. they think. It's okay to send you a message. If for clocking and it somebody you would have taken the time to get dressed up put on the full fledged make open the wig. And whatever else and they're ready to rumble at four o'clock say like what they have made. It made a video so your first book was michelle obama. So yeah the look of letters. Yeah so what led you to one. Take on that project and then i wanna talk to you about what you wrote the introduction but first of all what led you to take on the first project with first lady michelle obama well first of all that was a historic occasion. I mean she came with the package win. Barack obama i mean it was like killing two birds with one stone. Here was a black man who was going to be the president of the united states and his black wife and the most thing that the women noted and that book was and she's not life skin. She's black like me. Oh excuse me but for sure it was Quite an undertaking and But it was a historic occasion and And that's what really drove me. You know and a and a colleague of mine to Press fullwood and remember now the social media platforms were unheard of at the time and so I i have little recollection of how we scrounge around and try to get people of women all across the country in africa to send letters and they didn't and i know we were on the internet day and night doing that but nothing like the social media. Today i found it interesting. When i read your introduction and you talked about the power of writing letters. As men historical attribute of african american women speak to us about that. Because i'm quite sure a lot of people don't understand that particular thought. Well you know. I think that for me i could only. Cbs folks from my own background. Because my mother whose parents and grandparents have been as she wrote letters she wrote letters to me and my sisters all the time and the way she wrote. The letter is that she would write a letter sometimes. It was in the form of poem and stick it in the frame of a mirror. So you couldn't miss it because everybody would stop at the mirror and she'd leave a letter there and say talk to us about various things and that was my first experience with You know was letter writing the meaning of letter writing. And then as i did. A lot of work is lisa. John various areas of history. I came across so many women and they had left messages. you know they. They'd written letters to one another and to other people into presidents of the united states. They had written letters and and they left them and they left them in their own handwriting. And i was taking at How special it was to you. Know the look at someone's actual handwriting to what they have and then have find those letters some of them hundred years old. you know. So that's really what got me started with this.