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Today for #BlackHERstory Month, we recognize #TruthTeller, Sojourner Truth. She is best known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?" delivered at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851.
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Sojourner Truth was an evangelist, abolitionist, women’s rights activist and author who lived grew up as a slave, serving several masters throughout New York before escaping to freedom in 1826. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
After gaining her freedom, Truth became a Christian and, at what she believed was God’s urging, preached about abolitionism and equal rights for all, highlighted in her stirring “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech, delivered at a women’s convention in Ohio in 1851. #BlackWomenLead
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Today in honor of #BlackHERStory Month we are honoring civil rights activist Ruby Nell Bridges Hall. At the age of six, Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school... #BlackWomenLead New Orleans on November 14, 1960. Ruby's mother kept encouraging her to be strong and pray while entering the school, which she discovered reduced the vehemence of the insults yelled at her and gave her courage. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
Of the people who gathered at the school to taunt her, Ruby says, “They didn’t see a child. They saw change, and what they thought was being taken from them. They never saw a child." #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
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Today for #BlackHERStory Month we celebrate Rosa Parks for her role in the civil rights movement & her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement" #BlackWomenLead
Parks' act of defiance which led to the Montgomery bus boycott, became important symbols of the movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
Upon her death in 2005, she was the 1st woman to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, becoming the third of only 4 Americans to ever receive this honor. California and Missouri commemorate Rosa Parks Day on her birthday Feb. 4. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
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Today in honor of #BlackHERStory Month we are highlighting journalist and Civil Rights leader Ida B. Wells. As a great writer, Wells used her skills as a journalist to shed light on the conditions of African Americans throughout the South. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
In the 1890s, Wells documented lynching in the U.S. She began investigative journalism by looking at the charges given for the murders, which officially started her anti-lynching campaign. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
She spoke on the issue at various black women's clubs and raised more than $500 to investigate lynchings and publish her results. Her platform allowed her to shed international light on this issue. #BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
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