The Importance of Black Women Mentoring Black Women

Mable Haddock (left) with Leslie Fields-Cruz

— Mable Haddock
(from a 2015 interview with Precious Stroud)

Until I was hired at National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) in 2001, the primary Black female influences in my life were from my family. My mother, Pauline, her two sisters, my paternal grandmother, my big sister, and my female cousins. As the youngest of my siblings and cousins on both sides of my familial generation, I was surrounded by a bevy of smart, beautiful and loving Black women. But none of them were connected to my professional work as an arts administrator. Then, I met Mable Haddock.

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