Dr. Ramona L. Hyman

Writer, Speaker, Independent Scholar • Founder: African American Healers’ Conference

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Biography

Deeply rooted in the African American Civil Rights tradition, Dr. Ramona L. Hyman uses historical gems and lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 in a contemporary context to motivate, inspire, and teach. Dr. Hyman earned a B.A. from Temple University and her MA from Andrews University; she earned her PhD from the University of Alabama. Hyman serves as a professor of English at Oakwood. She has served as a professor at Alabama A & M and Loma Linda Universities. She has also served as a speaker for the Alabama Humanities Foundatio

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“Hyman’s skills as an actor and writer are rare.” She is passionate; she inspires audiences to achieve, to contribute to life.- Dr. William Ferris, Former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. Ramona Hyman’s poetry answers the questions of “who am I” for African Americans. Her people populate their blue black bravery with the turn of each page. “I am Black America” reminds us her words are powerful memories for us to walk with in the 21st century.

- Sonia Sanchez, Poet/Professor/Activist

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SPEECH TOPICS
  • • Montgomery on My Mind: Success Lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955
    • Using the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to Teach Composition: An Interactive Workshop for Teachers
    • I Am Black America: A Poetry Presentation

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