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5 generations of African American women!

My great-great-grandmother was born enslaved in Virginia and sold into Mississippi when she was 7. She spent her entire life, except for the last 13 years, enslaved. 1/4
My great-grandmother #IdaBWells was born enslaved in Mississippi and became free when she was 3 years old. She spent most of her life fighting and speaking out against injustice. 2/4
My grandmother was 16 when women got the right to vote and she spent her entire life living in Chicago neighborhoods that were redlined for African Americans.

My mother grew up in the Jim Crow South with separate and unequal everything. 3/4
I grew up in Chicago - one of the most segregated cities in America.

Time to move forward America! We are all here and no one's going anywhere. 4/4
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