In honor of civil and women’s rights activist Mary Church Terrell | Hello Giggles Mary Church Terrell is a figure in African-American and women’s history worth celebrating. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 23rd, 1863, Terrell would go on to be one of the first African American women to attend Oberlin College.

Mary Church Terrell is a figure in African-American and women’s history worth celebrating. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 23rd, 1863, Terrell would go on to be one of the first African American women to attend Oberlin College.

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Meet Phillis Wheatley | The Gospel Coalition Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753–1784), a poet and the first African-American woman published in pre-Revolutionary America, was also a notable apologist, abolitionist, and missionary.

Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753–1784), a poet and the first African-American woman published in pre-Revolutionary America, was also a notable apologist, abolitionist, and missionary.

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Whether she’s on the $20 bill or not, Harriet Tubman made men pay for underestimating her | The Washington Post “I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” - Harriet Tubman

“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” – Harriet Tubman

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Get Under the Hood: Female-Run Auto Repair Shop Turns ‘Auto Heads’ Into Knowledgeable Car Consumers | Atlanta Black Star Women’s dreaded trip to the mechanic is no longer a hassle thanks to the Girls Auto Clinic, a female-owned and -operated auto repair shop and beauty salon in Philadelphia, Pa.

Women’s dreaded trip to the mechanic is no longer a hassle thanks to the Girls Auto Clinic, a female-owned and -operated auto repair shop and beauty salon in Philadelphia, Pa.

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America Has a Human Trafficking Problem and Homeless Youths Are the Most Vulnerable | Atlanta Black Star Portraits of 22 different women lined the walls of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in June. The temporary photography installation featured a diverse group of women, holding onto a symbol of who they are and who they aspire to be.

Portraits of 22 different women lined the walls of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in June. The temporary photography installation featured a diverse group of women, holding onto a symbol of who they are and who they aspire to be.

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Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks She Faced as First Lady ‘Cut the Deepest’ | The Root Former first lady Michelle Obama was a breath of fresh air Tuesday at a live armchair conversation with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado President Lauren Casteel in Denver. Poised and graceful as always, Obama still touched on some tough topics and spoke out frankly about the hurt she felt from the racist attacks she received while in the White House.

Former first lady Michelle Obama was a breath of fresh air Tuesday at a live armchair conversation with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado President Lauren Casteel in Denver. Poised and graceful as always, Obama still touched on some tough topics and spoke out frankly about the hurt she felt from the racist attacks she received while in the White House.

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The first woman to start a bank — a black woman — finally gets her due in the Confederacy’s capital | The Washington Post Maggie L. Walker started a newspaper. She was the first country’s first woman to found a bank. She was a humanitarian, a teacher, an icon of her community in 1920s Richmond.

Maggie L. Walker started a newspaper. She was the first country’s first woman to found a bank. She was a humanitarian, a teacher, an icon of her community in 1920s Richmond.

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Jessica Williams Says Learning About ‘Womanism’ Helped Her Embrace the Beauty of Her Blackness | Atlanta Black Star Comedian Jessica Williams may seem like the epitome of confidence, but she says she has struggled with her appearance throughout her life.

Comedian Jessica Williams may seem like the epitome of confidence, but she says she has struggled with her appearance throughout her life.

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