All too often, girls are told they are too much–too sassy, too womanish, too talkative–too much, but never enough. This talk challenges listeners to teach and tell girls that great women embrace enoughness and they “talk back.”
Hailed “young sister leader” by the “Sister President” Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. is the founder and executive editor of HBCUstory Inc., an advocacy initiative preserving, presenting and promoting inspiring stories of the Historically Black College and University experience. A native of Freeport, Bahamas, she is an alumna of the historic Fisk University. She received master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Vanderbilt University, and holds a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee State University, where she formerly taught in the department of history, geography and political science. A professional historian and passionate HBCU advocate, she is the convenor of the HBCUstory Symposium, editor-in-chief of The Journal of HBCU Research + Culture, a co-host of Black Docs radio show, and offers a wide-range of expertise on multiple topics including history, culture, education, black fraternity and sorority life, and of course HBCUs.