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MARCIA (mar-SEE-ah)
KNOWLES MATTHEWS

Position: Manager, Xerox corporate work-force diversity
Born: Oakland, Calif., 1950
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, UCLA
Family: Husband, Stephen; daughter Morgan, 4
Bedside reading: “The Rage of a Privileged Class,” by Ellis Cose; “The Dead Sea Scrolls”; “In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam,” by Robert McNamara
Quote: “I remember the first auto- biography I read was Marian Anderson. That was very important, because at that time there weren’t a lot of women held up as role models, and certainly not black women. But to read about some of the things she went through, being an international opera star and not being able to sing in a certain city because the Daughters of the American Revolution wouldn’t let her–I mean, that kind of blows you away when you think back on it now.”

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