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Bio

A native of Henrico County, Virginia, Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from George Mason University and a Masters in Adult Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Education, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.  

Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews is the author of Forever Friends, released in 2020, Images of America: The Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement, released in 2020 and Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters, released in 2017. 

Her projects focus on empowerment, diversity and inclusion, and leadership, with the goal to engage and educate a new generation to the sacrifices of our ancestors and to encourage a continued quest for empowerment and equality for all. 

Playing teacher and writing stories were her two favorite childhood pastimes. She is currently writing a book of poetry.  Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews is the aunt to six wonderful nieces and nephews. 

Contact Information

Full Name:  Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews

Email:  kmatthews95@yahoo.com

Website:  drkimberlyamatthews.com

Facebook: @kimberly.matthews5667

Twitter: @kamatthews95

Instagram: @kimberlymatthews28

Books

Title: Forever Friends
Author: Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews
Illustrator: Emma Rasich
ISBN: 9781950306428x
Publication Date: 06.30.2020
Publisher: KWE Publishing
Formats available: Hardcover and EBook
Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble and drkimberlyamatthews.com
Pages: 34
Synopsis: It is the first day of kindergarten and five girls meet. While they are from different backgrounds, races, and walks of life, they are all drawn together by their love of reading, figuring out puzzles, and playing on the playground. Find out how this group of girls become Forever Friends. A wonderful story of friendship.
Title: Images of America: The Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement
Authors: Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews and Dr. Raymond Pierre Hylton
ISBN: 9781467104517
Publication Date: 02.03.2020
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Formats available: Paperback and EBook
Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble and drkimberlyamatthews.com
Pages: 128
Synopsis: February 22, 1960, bore witness to an event that would forever change the social, political, and economic life of a city, a state, and millions of inhabitants. The arrest of 34 Virginia Union University students during a sit-in protest at the most upscale department store in Richmond, Virginia, heralded the upending of a long-established way of life and a change of direction from which there would be no turning back. The students would see their actions galvanize a community into affecting wide-ranging reforms in desegregation and play a significant role in ending the nearly 70-year grip on power of one of the nation’s strongest political machines. Bafflingly, their achievement faded into obscurity, and only in recent years has its importance been recognized.
Title: Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters
Author: Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews
ISBN: 9781467124928
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication Date: 06.12.2017
Formats available: Paperback and EBook
Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble and drkimberlyamatthews.com
Pages: 96
Synopsis: The Richmond Crusade for Voters, founded in 1956 to directly oppose Massive Resistance and the Stanley Plan, has served the city of Richmond for 60 years. Despite efforts to suppress minority voter turnout, the Richmond Crusade for Voters thrived at motivating voters to participate in local, state, and national elections. The organization was skilled at mobilizing African American voters, and its purpose, then and now, is to increase the voting strength of the citizens of Richmond. Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters provides a pictorial history of one of the nation's most influential voter education and voter registration organizations through vintage and contemporary images.