Author Cheryl Waiters on her memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and High Heels"


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Thu, 03/07/2013 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Cheryl Waiters' memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and High Heels" chronicles her struggles and victories in the male-dominated field of construction

Hosts Patricia Welch, O.B. Hill, and Emma Jackson Ford speak with Cheryl Waiters. In her inspiring memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and High Heels," Cheryl Waiters chronicles her struggles and victories as an African American female working to overcome gender and racial biases in the male-dominated field of construction. Set against a backdrop of racial tensions, civil unrest and social movements, Waiters takes readers along on her life journey through the years of JFK, Martin Luther King, Women’s Liberation and Black Panther Movements. Cheryl Waiters has been a professional electrician for the past twenty-two years. She topped out as a journeyman and holds the distinction of working on some of America’s most important landmarks. She currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio, and continues her work as an electrician

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