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On this first day of #WomensHistoryMonth I highlight Soror Barbara Jordan. She was the first African American to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She also introduced the Presidential Records Act that eventually became a law in 1978.
On this second day of #WomensHistoryMonth I highlight Soror Wilma Rudolph. Despite being told as a child she would never walk again, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during the 1960 Summer Olympics.
On this third day of #WomensHistoryMonth I highlight Soror Dr. Jocelyn Elders. She was the first African American Surgeon General. While in that position she advocated for sexual health and reproductive rights — something which is still taboo to this day.
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One of our favorite projects in 2018 involved an interview with Sonnie Hereford IV who, at 6 years old, integrated Alabama's public schools. His father thought, "If I’m going to be pushing for school integration, why not my own son?" #SPLCWinterReadingList
We're continuing to fight for school integration in the Deep South.…
And we continue to recognize the contributions & legacy of those who fought for integration. Earlier this year, we published this interview with Ernest Green, one of the #LittleRockNine and his daughter MacKenzie Green.…
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