This episode covers the impact that early contact with justice systems can have on women and girls of color as they move through educational pathways.
P. Angelicia Simmons
Founder and Executive Director of The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute of Advocacy & Social Action
P. Angelicia Simmons is the only daughter and youngest child of the Reverend William E. Simmons, Sr. and Mrs. Bernice Gooding Simmons; the grand-daughter of the Reverend William Henry Simmons and Mrs. Gladys Cere Staten Simmons and Mr. Robert Lee Gooding, Sr. and Mrs. Paulene Williams Gooding; the great grand-daughter of the Reverend Charlie Frank Simmons and Mrs. Luvenia Brown Simmons and Mr. Forrest Williams and Mrs. Zephora Williams and Mr. Ira Gooding and Mrs. Pocahontas Vause Gooding.
Angie is a product of the Moore County Schools in Carthage, NC where she is a 1988 graduate of Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, NC. She is also a very proud 1992 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Angie also holds a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central School of Law in Durham, NC.
Angie is a reader, classically-trained pianist, lover of all things “politics,” fitness buff, organizer and planner. Interrupt her at any time to discuss the plight and awesomeness of Black women and girls and she will punctuate her schedule, gladly obliging.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute of Advocacy & Social Action and a member of the Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.