Book Description: A celebration in photographs and interviews of African-American women who have in some way changed or contributed to the American nation. They include writers, poets, lawyers, singers, activists, sportswomen and journalists. Each woman speaks of her life and her work, and of her hopes for the future. Brian Lanker won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. He has worked for various newspapers and frequently has photo essays published in "Life". Maya Angelou is an author and poet, writes for television, and her autobiography was "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".