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Women’s History Month: Black Women Who Inspire Us!

Hey Lovelies,

Women's History month is here and I wanted to take a moment to share women who have inspired me and made history. It was kinda hard to pick so go easy on me.

Harriet Tubman

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In June 1863, Harriet Tubman made history as the first female military raid leader during the Civil War. She worked as a nurse, spy, and scout for the Union. She advocated for women's rights as a suffragist. She is the Underground Railroad's best known conductor and before the Civil War repeatedly risked her life to guide 70 enslaved people north to new lives of freedom. On her land in Auburn, New York, she founded a nursing facility for African Americans.

Mamie Phillips Clark, Ph.D

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Mamie Phillips Clark was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate degree in Psychology from Columbia University (1943). The most well-known work Mamie and her husband Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Ph.D. created is the renowned "Doll Study." In the Supreme Court case of Brown v. the Board of Education, the study offered crucial data supporting the decision to eliminate school segregation.

Shirley Chisholm

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Shirley Chisholm became a household name after becoming the first Black woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1968. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Chisholm served seven terms in Congress

and made inroads by helping to expand the food stamp program. Chisholm was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first African American to make a serious bid for the Presidency of the United States of America.

Bebe Moore Campbell

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Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to shed light on the mental health needs of the Black community and other underrepresented communities. Her years as an advocate had a profound effect. Congress officially declared July to be Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month on June 2, 2008. 

Ida B. Wells

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Ida B. Wells was a prominent Black investigative journalist. educator and early leader in the civil rights movement. Her political and social activities has left a legacy. For her exceptional and brave reporting on the horrifying and terrible violence against African Americans during the lynching era, Ida B. Wells received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize.

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