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Sisters in the StatehouseBlack Women and Legislative Decision Making$

Nadia E. Brown

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199352432

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352432.001.0001

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Dedication

Dedication

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Sisters in the Statehouse
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Oxford University Press

(p.v) For Eleanor Owens, in memory

The unwavering support encouragement from my maternal grandmother, Eleanor Owens, is what helped me to accomplish my goals. When I felt as if I did not belong in my first graduate seminar, she reminded me that I had a specialized knowledge that was needed in that classroom. She has been my biggest cheerleader—even if she did not fully understand what I do as a political scientist. She taught me to be unabashedly proud of who I was even if others sought to belittle me and my academic contributions. This book is dedicated to her. Furthermore, I thank God for allowing me the fortunate opportunity to develop a special bond with her during her twilight years. I am honored to carry on her legacy. (p.vi)