Women's History Month: Four Black Women Who Made A Difference

5 years ago

While most Americans have probably forgotten by now, we’re still in Women’s History Month. So for the next few weeks I’m going to continue highlighting extraordinary women you might not know. This post by Saudi Garcia at policymic.com, for instance, introduces us to four black feminists who had a pivotal role in America’s cultural and political life. Saudi, a junior at Brown University, explains why she wanted to honor these women and what they mean to her.--Mona

Feminism, the age old F-word, is a key reason why millennial women are able to do the things they do.

Feminism has broken down barriers of inequality and liberated the daughters of a past generation to have it all: college educations, fulfilling careers, relationships on their own terms, and progressive status within their families. As women, we owe a lot to the feminist movement and to the leaders like Gloria Steinem who inspired a generation.

Credit Image: Zeal Harris on Flickr

Artist Zeal Harris working in her studio

Are there women you'd like to see recognized this month? Please let me know and I'll make sure we do!

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