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Today With Dr. Kaye: From Maid to Senator

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BARBARA A. ROBINSON

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Kaye celebrates former Maryland Senator Barbara Robinson. 

“It took me 18 years to get my bachelor’s degree", Barbara says.

 

The businesswoman, author, and educator shares her captivating journey from cleaning homes in Alabama to holding a seat as an influential senator in Maryland. 

 

“We have to stop allowing ourselves to depend on another culture or another race of people to help us when we have everything that we need already in our own system, in our own culture, in our own neighborhood, in our own selves. It bothers me that we don’t look at our own capabilities and see what we actually can do…” 

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Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and the award-winning author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis; a featured Public Commentator for WYPR and Op-Ed columnist for the Baltimore Sun; a K-12 master teacher in African American History; an award-winning curriculum writer and lesson plan developer; an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.