Patricia Hill Collins — American Educator born on May 01, 1948,

Patricia Hill Collins is a Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also the former head of the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Cincinnati, and a past President of the American Sociological Association Council. Collins was the 100th president of the ASA and the first African-American woman to hold this position... (wikipedia)

Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.
The role model approach to social change is no substitute for challenging unjust employment practices, educational policies and housing.
Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement.
Black women's feelings of responsibility for nurturing the children in their own extended family networks have stimulated a more generalized ethic of care where black women feel accountable to all the black community's children.
Women gain social influence through their roles as mothers, transmitters of culture, and parents for the next generation.