An educator, writer, political campaigner, and activist. Today’s walk is dedicated to the bravery of Mary Church Terrell, a woman who played a central role in every major movement to advance the rights of Black people in this country, including suffrage, anti-lynching, and desegregation.
Coining the term, “lifting while we climb”, Mary Church Terrell was one of the first Black women in the U.S. to earn a college degree and later went on to help found the NAACP and the National Association of Colored Women. Her resume alone would make her worthy of celebration, but it is her courageous defiance, put on display in two pivotal incidents – including one where she faced-off with one of history’s favorite heroes, Susan B. Anthony, that will be the central focus of today’s conversation.
This is for every Black woman who has given up on intersectional feminism (because #tired), and for the ones who keep pushing to find common ground. We’ve got some stuff to talk about and a lot to learn from our foremother. A woman who was always willing to say the hard stuff, Mary Church Terrell.
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Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money:
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money: