There are so many to thank, but I must first begin with the Almighty: thanks be to God, for all things are possible if you believe.
This book would not have been possible were it not for the "sisters" who made it possible. To each of the sisters/contributors--Peggy Brooks- Bertram, Reneé Daniel, Stacey Daniels, Cynthia Crawford-Green, Imani Lillie B. Fryar, Juanita K. Hunter, Jacqueline D. Skiller Jackson, Barbara A. Seals Nevergold, Dolores Davis-Penn, Noma L. Roberson, and E. Ginger Sullivan--your commitment to seeing this book to its fruition is far beyond a thank you. My wonderful parents, Catherine Lynch Fisher and the late Herman Fisher, Sr.--I love you. My daughter, Laura Harris, and son, Clyde II, you are the loves of my life; how do I thank you for being my children? Crystal and Kenneth II my beautiful grandchildren, you are so special--thank you. To Fay, my sister, and David, my brother, hugs and kisses. My colleagues at SUNY Empire State College, your many words of encouragement are important--thank you. To Professor Robert Heller, SUNY Buffalo, a special thank you for all your support. The technical assistance provided by Marvel Ross-Jones is, once again, beyond a thank you. Your smiles and never unnerving manner are a real inspiration; you are really a very special and spiritual person--God bless you. To the mothers in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and sisters in the Links, Inc., thank you. And finally, to everyone I missed, know that you are all very special in my life and this book.