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Shaw Celebrates Women's History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, throughout the month of March, Shaw University will be profiling some of our amazing students, faculty and alumnae.


Michelle Asuquo

Michelle Asuquo - Aspiring Scientist and Traveling Nurse

Sophomore Michelle Asuquo presented ‘Analyzing the Effectiveness of Graphene Membranes: A molecular dynamics study’ at the Emerging Research National Conference in Washington, DC.

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Alumna Angie Brooks

Liberia’s First Female Attorney - Angie Brooks

In 1940s Liberia, women of the small African nation were expected to do housework and care for children. After getting married as a teenager, Angie Brooks was on her way decided to take a different path.

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Briona May

Briona May: Forging Her Own Path

Briona May probably wasn’t born to be a Shaw Bear, but no other student on campus has made the most of their time here. The senior from Hampton, VA currently serves as Miss Shaw University and was crowned Miss CIAA during the 2018 CIAA tournament.

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Ella Baker book with author Lea Williams

New Book Chronicles Ella Baker’s Early Life

Lea E. Williams is the author of We Who Believe in Freedom: The Life and Times of Ella Baker. This short biography intended for middle school and high school readers documents Ella Baker's early life, her social justice activism, and the lasting impact she had on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

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Sarah Tupper and the Women of Shaw University

It is often said that behind every great man is a great woman. In the case of Shaw University, the cliché turns out to be true. During the early years of Shaw University, founder Henry Martin Tupper’s wife, Sarah, was perhaps just as significant.

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