Making history as a woman has never been an easy feat, but being a Black woman making history presents another level of unique challenges. Now imagine adding in the everyday struggles of being a mom, which — as every mother knows — are hard enough. Talk about tenacity and sacrifice! These amazing Black moms overcame these challenges and flourished, and we should all know their names … and their stories.
These inspiring and iconic women have led, and are leading, truly exceptional lives. Some of the things these women were able to accomplish while facing the everyday challenges of raising children and being a Black woman in America are just mind-blowing. Their examples can inspire any mother to continue pursuing their personal goals and make their own impact on history — while making dinners, drying tears, and picking up dirty socks.