Black history lessons in classrooms shouldn’t be limited to the names of men and only a few women. Especially when there are countless women who’ve made enormous strides for the black community, too.
The revolutionary words Angela Davis spoke, the record-breaking feats of Wilma Rudolph and the glass ceiling-shattering efforts of Shirley Chisolm paved the way for black women and girls across the country to dream big and act courageously.
Here are 28 phenomenal women everyone should acquaint themselves with this black history month.
I can say very definitively that race is an invented political system; it is not a natural biological condition of human beings. The human species is a single race. It is not biologically divided up into distinguishable races.
- Dorothy E. Roberts (b. March 8, 1956)
She is an internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare and bioethics.
also i freaked out when i realized those ugly ass flowers roger gave her werent just generic white flowers, theyre anemones n while it seems like they have alot of meanings (forsaken love/ undying love LMAO?) i think they mostly hinted that she was gonna die in 2 episodes LIKE i was yelling ʕʘ̅͜ʘ̅ʔ
Ahhhhhh headcanon that Ruby and Dorothy totally make it back to Storybrooke and live with Granny and Ruby still takes over Granny’s diner and B&B and Dorothy finally has a family that loves her and Granny becomes her family and reminds her of her Auntie Em.
“In the dead of summer, with the sun beating down, what could be more refreshing than a straight shot of literary noir? After all, noir is the stuff of shadowy landscapes and even shadier characters; it always seems to be raining in noir, even in California. Pick up a copy of, say, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain or In A Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes, which has reprinted by The Feminist Press–or watch the film masterpieces that were made from those and other noir classics—and you’re sure to feel a soothing darkness closing in. But noir’s appeal isn’t just nostalgic; it’s a form that gets remixed by each new generation of fans and practitioners. Which brings us to Dragonfish, a superb debut novel by Vu Tran that takes the noir basics and infuses them with the bitters of loss and isolation peculiar to the refugee and immigrant tale.”