Concept: I’ve been sitting in this Starbucks and all I’ve seen was beautiful women walk in. Tall women, short women, petite women, skinny women, curvy women, plus size women. Women in dresses, women in trousers and a button up, women in leather, women in lace. I’ve seen Muslim women with beautiful colorful hijabs and Muslim women who let their hair hang free, White women, Asian women and African women. Women with makeup and women without it. Women with their children, women in college. All I’ve seen is beautiful women.
This Movement was not just in America because it was an International campaign that pushed for Black Women to be seen as dignified ladies with the utmost respect in a time when many still looked at the Black Woman like she was the same rag tag mistress that many were during chattel slavery.
The New Negro Women may have been influenced heavily by Wealthy class European standards but it was indeed the Predecessor to both the Black Nationalist, and Pan-African Movements that would take the World by storm during the 1920’s.