Monthly Archives: March 2022

Combating Racism – Honoring Women’s History Month – Part 5

This week I wrap up my Women’s History Month newsletters with the stories of four contemporary Black women whose achievements are remarkable and who have paved the way for others to follow in their footsteps.

KIZZMEKIA CORBETT (1986 -   )

Kizzmekia "Kizzy" Shanta Corbett was born in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina in January,1986...
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Combating Racism – Honoring Women’s History Month – Part 4

This week’s newsletter honors four more noteworthy Black women—civil rights activists, a lawyer, and a labor leader—whose contributions to our society and our culture deserve being honored, especially during Women’s History Month.

MARY ELLEN PLEASANT ( ? – 1904)

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Combating Racism – Honoring Women’s History Month – Part 3

This week’s newsletter is devoted to the first Black woman aviator and lesser known civil rights activists. These women’s names are part of my tribute to 2022’s Women’s History Month. I know this newsletter is long, but I had to honor each of these amazing women and tell their stories.

BESSIE COLEMAN (1892-1926)

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