Today is the start of Black History Month and I wanted to do something a little different this month. This month I want to spotlight different women who were important women to Black History, with some being specific to the in the United States.
These women were pivotal people in their area of expertise, with the Civil Rights Movements and broke barriers wherever they went.
I wanted to spotlight women because they are often the forgotten people in all the stories. We hear of NASA sending someone to the moon, but we’ve only just learned of Katherine Johnson and her work towards making the launch successful. I want to say thanks to my friends who responded to my messages and gave me the names of some of these women.
Here are a list of women I am going to spotlight:
- Ida B. Wells
- Wangari Maathai
- Ruthie Bridges
- Fannie Lou Hammer
- Marian Wright Edelman
- Lorraine Hansberry
- Bell Hooks
- Hattie McDaniel
I’m excited to launch these spotlights and I hope you follow along this month. If there are any women you think should be spotlight, please let know!