Sixty-Five extraordinary Afro-American women are featured in 72 compelling portraits. These black & white photographs span two continents & a dozen American states during four decades in the career of photographer Samey B. Williams. Some of the better known subjects in this volume include Ruby Dee, Shirley Chisholm, Nancy Wilson, Terry McMillan & Phyllis Hayman. But this book is not just about celebrated names. Some of the subjects are known only locally while others are not widely known at all. Nevertheless, they are positive images of rare beauty & sensitivity of which the entire Afro-American community can take great pride...images that most every American woman, regardless of ethnicity, would like to see of herself. SPIRITED BLACK WOMEN is a coffee-table type book measuring 9 X 12. "The most interesting parts of the book are the photos & the author's writing about his years abroad. These women were something special. The photography is so good that it overwhelms the subjects."--Gloria Mosesson, Literary Agent. Order from SBW Associates, P.O. Box 330111, Brooklyn, NY 11233-0111. FAX: 718-453- 3171.Maynard, Joan B. is the author of 'Spirited Black Women' with ISBN 9780964356207 and ISBN 0964356201.