African American Women In History

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History helps us learn who we are, but when we don’t know our history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished. In regards to the previous month of February and the present, March, a special celebration of the impact African American women have had on American history is very important. African American women and their accomplishments and bravery are often overlooked in mainstream history. In the months of March and especially February, Black women are often times left out of the conversation of innovation and history. During the civil rights movement many important leaders such as Dr. King and current congressman John Lewis were recognized, but not the women who actually started the bus boycotts in Montgomery and organizations located in the historical West End neighborhood that focused on denouncing the negative African American stigmas in society. A few of these women, such as, Annie Lee Cooper, Diane Nash, Amelia Boyton, Viola Jackson, Jo Anne Gibson and many others are often left out of text books. Even today, the accomplishments of Patrisse…show more content…
This intersectionality doesn’t only include African American women, but all multicultural women. To ignore the vital role of women’s dreams and accomplishments that plays in our own lives would be a great mistake. That’s why it is important that we recognize all women. We draw strength from those who came before us- and those remarkable women working among us today in all fields of work. Black history month and women’s history month is crucial to the history of America, but without inclusiveness we will forget what the months actually were created for. They are a part of our history and a truly balanced and inclusive history recognizes how important all women have always been in American society. Let’s write all women back into history this month and the months
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