DR. ARNITA YOUNG-
NHBW, INC. FOUNDER
DR. ARNITA YOUNG BOSWELL was born April 19, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. She was an African-
Boswell earned a Bachelor’s degree in home economics from Kentucky State University in the mid-
Most of her professional life was dedicated to teaching and social services. She was a professor of social work at the University of Chicago from 1961 to 1980. In the summer of 1966, she directed the women’s division of a large civil rights demonstration led by the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Chicago, for which she was cited. In 1974, she, along with a small group of women, found the National Hook-
Besides being a founder of the National Hook-
Source: The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present. Edited by Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin. Copyright 1999, Indiana University Press.