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4 Phenomenal African American Women

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Earlier today we asked our Black Mail Readers to identify the phenomenal women in this photo.  They are (left to right) Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chishlom, & Marian Anderson. 12 more words

Black History

The National Council of Negro Women Launches Visionary Strategy Declaring "A New Agenda For A New Age"

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2015 — In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) revealed a “new agenda for a new age,” vowing to take urgent action around education, health, economic empowerment and public policy in an effort to build a stronger Black America. 748 more words

Women

WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI: WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Wednesday in Mississippi (WIMS) is the believed to be the only civil rights project run exclusively by a national women’s organization. The concept for WIMS came from Dorothy Height an African American civil rights activist and President of the National Council on Negro Women and (NCNW) close friend Polly Cowan, a white Jewish woman who volunteered with NCNW . 377 more words

Black History

I
am a black woman tall as a cypress
strong
beyond all definition
still defying place
and time and circumstance assailed
impervious
indestructible
Look
on me and be
renewed.

-Dorothy Height

Life

April 20 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – April 20 *

1853 – Harriet Tubman starts as a conductor on the Underground
Railroad.

1871 – Third Enforcement Act defines Klan conspiracy as a rebellion… 679 more words

African American History

In Memory -Dorthy Height

Dorothy Height: a civil rights heroine, educator and social activist ; She was a woman who had her finger print on all things American and as the President said,” deserves a place in our history”.    3/24/1912 – 4/20/2010

first posted 4/22/2011

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