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#BlackHistoryMonth starts today: a time to honor African Americans and their powerfully important contributions to our country. All month, we’ll be celebrating black women & the barriers they've broken – often in the face of systemic racism.
Let’s start #BlackHistoryMonth by honoring Fannie Lou Hamer: a fierce civil rights leader. Fannie Lou championed women’s rights, voting rights & workers' rights. She endured violence to help thousands of people register to vote & fight illegal segregation. washingtonpost.com/news/retropoli…
Today on her birthday, we celebrate a powerfully important voice in the fight for racial justice: #RosaParks. Her courageous act on a Montgomery bus changed the civil rights movement & showed our country the power of protest. cnn.com/2018/12/01/us/… #BlackHistoryMonth
Coretta Scott King was a civil rights hero, dedicating her life to the fight for racial & economic justice. Nobody can silence her powerful legacy. #ShePersisted theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… #BlackHistoryMonth
At Stonewall and through decades of activism, Marsha P. Johnson helped light the spark for LGBTQ+ rights and lead the charge for a more equal America. We won't stop fighting until everyone is free to be who they are & live without fear. #BlackHistoryMonth nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Melnea Cass, the “First Lady of Roxbury," was a beloved leader of MA's civil rights fight – registering voters, protesting racist hiring practices, fighting education inequality, & leading the @BostonNAACP1911. boston.cbslocal.com/video/4016611-… #BlackHistoryMonth
Joycelyn Elders served as our country’s first African American Surgeon General. She grew up attending a segregated school, before joining the Army & earning her MD. She is a groundbreaking advocate for women’s health & access to health care. statnews.com/2016/09/07/joy… #BHM
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