In many ancient and modern cultures, the Lotus flower is a symbol of rebirth. The flower grows overnight out of the dank swamp, transcending the murkiness below and presenting its pristine petals to the shimmering sunshine of early morn. Its very existence is a manifestation of grace; and as such, it provides perfect inspiration for my creative aspiration.
Sarah Ducksworth’s words translate real life. Her work reflect keen observation and in depth study of the human condition.
Her most meaningful experiences have been garnered from the school of life.
In 1988, Sarah received an Ed. D. degree with honors. Her dissertation received a coveted award for excellence from the Rutgers Alumni Association. That same year she attained a tenure track position at Kean College, from which she retired as a tenured full professor of English Literature after 27 years of dedicated service.
Sarah has published over a dozen academic and human interest articles in venues such as the Black Chronicle of Education, Sage, Masterplots, and The New York Times. In 1995, she published a chapter in The Stowe Debate: Rhetorics in Uncle Tom's Cabin. In the early 2000’s, she produced a video on the Underground Railroad in Union County, New Jersey. In 2005, she wrote the foreword to the 5th edition of William Still's Underground Railroad. In the summer that year she did extensive work on the Underground Railroad throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania as the research coordinator for the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies under the aegis of The National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2012, she appeared as a commentator in a PBS Black History Month documentary on William Still.
After ending a nearly forty-year career in academia she has found a new direction and a deeper appreciation for the gift of life. This new outlook permeates her new book of poetry, Moments in the Chimes of Time formerly entitled No Crystal Stair and in her new novel, “Trouble in the Air.”
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