Welcome to our Connections page! We hope this page will help us keep connected with our alumnae and supporters. In addition to our majors, there were many Barnard students who took our courses and fought for our survival over the years. This page honors our mutual interest in creating a strong Africana program and maintaining a vibrant community of women interested in the Black Diaspora. This is an evolving feature of the website, so please come back often and stay in touch. Let us know what you are doing or send suggestions and comments to

"I am constantly amazed by the human spirit"
An Interview with Frances Sadler '72

Terra Holman (Africana '08), who spent her study abroad semester in Cape Town, interviews Frances Sadler '72 about her recent Seven Sister trip to South Africa. (1/08)

In October 2007, Barnard Alumna Frances Sadler '72 traveled to South Africa with group of Seven Sister alumnae as part of a ten-year project, "An International Dialogue on Women." Frances recently joined Africana major Terra Holman '08, who spent a semester studying in Cape Town South Africa, in The Vagelos Center for a discussion in which she shared her impressions of South Africa, her introduction to the struggles and triumphs of South African women, and her sense of South Africa as a country in transition. A print version of the interview is available in edition 2:2 of AfricanaNotes, the newsletter for Africana Studies.