Gwendolyn Sherard-Bishop, Virginia

Gwendolyn Sherard-Bishop, PhD

Age: 88 -- Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia

I am the third generation of college graduates in my family. My mother's father, a child of slaves in Georgia, was the first.

I feel peace can be looked at as a more general term, regarding subjugating other peoples, conquering lands, trying to take as much as you can, whether it is in business or government. That is something that seems to have always occurred, I wonder why?

Don't give up on what you want to do. Find a way or make one! I still think that education is a very important factor. It is a competitive world and you have to be a part of it.

I have a problem with too much ethno-centricity and I would like to see people mix groups more than we have in this generation. There has to be a balance between assimilation and maintaining your own culture. It all goes back to a model! I don’t know how far away you can get from certain stereotypes.