“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” ― Rosa Parks

At the heart of the crusades for equality and justice that African-Americans have fought decades for are the activists and organizers, and often those vital roles were undertaken by women. The third post in our series honoring Black History Month celebrates those fearless, dedicated, and inspirational ladies.

“Coretta Scott King and the Civil-Rights Movement’s Hidden Women”

Ethel Payne on the Journal

Ella Baker

“Female Activists Behind the Black Power Movement”

Amelia Boynton on the Journal

Donna Brazile

“The Many Lives of Pauli Murray”

Wagatwe Wanjuki on the Journal

“1977: Poem for Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer” by June Jordan (read more about Fannie Lou Hamer here)

In Alabama: The Freedom Quilting Bee

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