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54 years ago, Constance Baker Motley was appointed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, marking the first time in history a Black woman was appointed to the federal bench. #OTD
Before Motley’s appointment to the federal bench, she was an attorney at the @NAACP_LDF where she led LDF’s education docket. Often risking her own safety, she ventured into the deepest parts of the South to work on school desegregation cases.
Constance Baker Motley played a pivotal role in the landmark #BrownvBoard case and her work to desegregate college campuses led her to become the first Black woman to argue before #SCOTUS.
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🧵:MUST READ BLACK WOMEN: Ever wondered why I've mentioned Black women’s works in other readings lists so infrequently? The reason ofc is they deserve their own thread. Bookmark your starter pack: #blacklivesmatter #academictwitter #medievaltwitter #shakerace #bigger6 1/
1) Living legend Angela Davis, an activist, scholar, philosopher & author has a number of must-reads. She is truly amazing. Start w/ "Women, Race & Class." She writes abt the women’s lib movement & how it has always been hampered by racist/classist biases. 2/
She was talking abt intersectionality before it was a thing. Buy here: bit.ly/3i0LPqY Angela Davis’ follow-up "Women, Culture & Politics" is here: bit.ly/3fpk5dI It’s a compilation of speeches/writings that addresses setbacks, victories & moving forward 3/
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Thread: It is #BlackMaternalHealthWeek so today I'm highlighting the legislative work on the Black maternal mortality crisis. Rep Alma Adams, Rep Lauren Underwood & Sen Kamala Harris launched the Black Momnibus this year but the work has been ongoing for years. #BlackWomenLead 1/
Before I dive into the legislative efforts by elected officials, I want to shout out @BlkMamasMatter. The Black Mamas Alliance has advocated for years for improvements in Black maternal health, rights & justice. More info ⬇️ #BlackMaternalHealthWeek 2/ blackmamasmatter.org
Tonight Rep. Alma Adams is hosting a virtual session with Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker to discuss #BlackMaternalHealthWeek. Details ⬇️ 3/
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Thread: The #coronavirus pandemic underscores the importance of our elected officials. Black women are often ignored/marginalized by the pundit class, so I want to amplify some of their leadership/efforts. This isn't an A-Z encyclopedia but it's a start. #BlackWomenLead 1/10
Senator #KamalaHarris is a leader on intersectional policy/advocacy & sounded the alarm early about Trump's indifference to #Covid_19. She leads on paid sick leave, unemployment benefits & tirelessly advocates for BIPOC, children, workers & more. 2/10
Mayor #LondonBreed was the 1st mayor in the country to put in place a stay at home order. Her proactive leadership is being credited for the low level of cases and deaths despite the size and the 7 million population of San Francisco. #BlackWomenLead 3/10
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Today is Day 2 of #Kamala's Black Women Weekend of Action, key word: ACTION! Press ▶️ for a preview of what's in store. This ain't no photo op chile, we are putting in work! If you want to get involved you can phone bank remotely ⬇️. #SCforKamala #Kamala2020 #KHive #KamalaHarris
Packed room here bright and early for #Kamala's Black Women Weekend of Action. Here is @mayaharris_ giving opening remarks. #Kamala2020 #SCforKamala #BlackWomenLead
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Day 1 of #Kamala's Black Women Weekend of Action in SC kicked off to an incredible start! Press play for my recap on my visit to a #KamalaHarris campaign office & #BlackWomenLead kickoff reception. Nobody values/empowers Black women like Kamala! #SCforKamala #KamalaHarris #KHive
When I tell y'all @thesherylralph was preaching...she had to take her jacket off! I moved from the back to the front of the room to capture this good word. Part 1 #BlackWomenLead #SCforKamala #KamalaHarris #Kamala2020 #KHive
Here is Part 2 of #KamalaHarris endorser #SherylLeeRalph bringing down the house at #Kamala's Black Women Weekend of Action kickoff. Y'all have to excuse my commentary, I ain't a professional videographer lol. #BlackWomenLead #SCforKamala #Kamala2020
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1/8 May we please direct your attention to the critical work being done by The Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund (MRFF)-

@fundMSabortions

msreprofreedomfund.org

#BlackWomenLead #ReproductiveJustice #TrustBlackWomen #FundAbortionBuildPower #TakeAction
2/8 Here's an awesome interview with Laurie Bertram Roberts (@smartstatistic / feministuppityandblack.com / cash.me/Smartstatistic), Founder and Executive Director of MRFF: deepsouthvoice.com/index.php/2017…

#activistcrush #BlackWomenLead
3/8 And here's a great recent article about the MRFF, and the reproductive justice work they are doing in their community.

thenation.com/article/laurie…
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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.
#BlackWomenLead #BlackHistoryMonth
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
...in 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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