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From actress Sanaa Lathan to Georgia State Supreme Court chief justice Leah Ward Sears, many African-American women attribute much of their success to having a positive father figure.

In Daughters of Men, author Rachel Vassel has compiled dozens of stunning photographs and compelling personal essays about African-American women and their fathers. Whether it’s a father who mentors his daughter’s artistic eye by taking her to cultural events or one who unwaveringly supports a risky career move, the fathers in this book each had his own unique and successful style of parenting. The first book to showcase the importance of the black father’s impact on the accomplishments of his daughter, Daughters of Men provides an intimate look at black fatherhood and the many ways fathers have a lasting impact on their daughters’ lives.

For more information or to purchase Daughters of Men: Portraits of African-American Women and Their Fathers please visit www.amazon.com or www.rachelvassel.com

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  • Nicole

    I like the sound of this. Anything that reflects our people in a positive light is worth checking out!

  • coco_fiere

    Would I be wrong if I happened to noticed Sanaa’s dad is fine? I think her mom’s gorgeous too but this is my first time seeing him, despite his success. She didn’t have a chance to come out anything other than pretty, did she? Even though it’s not my reality, I love seeing black men with their daughters–it’s beautiful.