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65 Boundary-Breaking Black Women Who Have Paved The Way | Essence

65 Boundary-Breaking Black Women Who Have Paved The Way | Essence

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It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re taking a look back at some African-American women who haved paved the way for both us and future generations.

From legendary icons like Madame C.J. Walker and Nina Simone to 21st century trailblazers like Michelle Obama and Ava DuVernay, here are 65 dynamic women who have inspired us to achieve greatness.

Coretta Scott King

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The late activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., often referred to as the First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement, would have been 90 on April 27.

Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama will go down in history as the ultimate First Lady. She has singlehandedly brought education to millions of girls worldwide, revamped the education system’s food plan and show’s us what #BlackLove is all about.

Angela Davis

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In her lifetime, political activist and retired professor Angela Davis has been a champion for racial equality and women’s rights. She has penned numerous books, including The Angela Y Davis Reader.


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