Black Families - Honoring the Legacy and Research of Dr. Harriette Pipes McAdoo and Black Women Scholars at MSU
7/21/20 Tuesday: Black Families - Honoring the Legacy and Research of Dr. Harriette Pipes McAdoo and Black Women Scholars at MSU
Presented by: John Girdwood, Project Admin, MSU WorkLife Office
This webinar will pay homage to one of the most influential scholars ever, Dr. Harriette Pipes McAdoo, and reference her seminal book, titled "'Black Families,' and not 'The Black Family,' precisely because of the diversity of experiences of African Americans, both economic and social" (McAdoo, 2007). Dr. Harriette Pipes McAdoo "began her vocation and academic work with a series of transformative investigative projects focusing on US African American family life that were not grounded in deficit postures." McAdoo’s writing showed how African American and other racial-ethnic "children’s families possessed a strength that allowed individual members and the collectivities to survive and to prevail despite the racism of their social order... She taught at several academic campuses and closed her career with the Distinguished Faculty Award at Michigan State University (where) she was an original member of the executive board that designed and initiated the PhD program in African American and African Studies" (Dodson, 2017). The webinar will honor the legacies of many Black Women Scholars at MSU.