106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
Evelyn C. White received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College in 1976.
116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA
Evelyn C. White then attended Columbia University and became a Master of Science in 1985.
Harward University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
In 1991 White received a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.
Evelyn C. White
(Offering practical information for African-American women...)
Offering practical information for African-American women in physically or emotionally abusive relationships, the editor of The Black Women's Health Book discusses identifying abuse, the cycle of violence, agencies and shelters, and using the legal system.
(More than fifty black women write about the health issues...)
More than fifty black women write about the health issues that affect them and their communities, in a revised, expanded edition that features twelve new pieces from such noted writers as Toni Morrison.
(A full-length portrait of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writ...)
A full-length portrait of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer draws on letters, journals, and interviews to discuss her birth into a family of Georgia sharecroppers, the childhood accident that left her blind in one eye and sympathetic to human suffering.
White received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College in 1976. She then attended Columbia University and became a Master of Science in 1985. In 1991 White received a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.
As a journalist, White wrote profiles of icons such as Aretha Franklin, Angela Davis, and Nikki Giovanni. She wrote Chain, Chain, Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships (1985), The Black Women’s Health Book (1990), and Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A Photo Narrative of Black Heritage on Salt Spring Island with Joanne Bealy (2009).
White's first volume, Chain, Chain, Change, not only deals with the issues faced by women who are battered but it "considers the dual pressures of sexism and racism" faced by both victims and perpetrators. Besides the issue of abuse, White informs the reader of the practical realities of expected responses from others, such as from the legal system, the police, friends, family, the church, and even counselors. Information about finding and utilizing shelters is also given.
The Black Women's Health Book has been characterized as honest, compelling, and comprehensive. The volume presents essays written by a number of noted writers from a variety of backgrounds and treats such topics as suicide, disease, career issues particular to black women, women's reproductive issues, and substance abuse. The authors whose works appear in the volume include Alice Walker, Byllye Avery, Faye Wattleton, Angela Davis, Lucille Clifton, and White herself.
In the 1994 book Alice Walker: A Life, White provides a biography of the famed author best known for her novel The Color Purple. White not only explores the writer's past, beginning with her childhood and an accident that made Walker blind in the right eye, but also her Civil Rights activism and interracial and bisexual relationships.