Thursday, February 19, 2015

Amazing Women of Color

To continue the theme of Black History and black women you haven't heard of, here are two articles about them:

The 'Black, Queer, Feminist' Legal Trailblazer You've Never Heard Of

Dr. Pauli Murray, inspiration to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, defiant bus-sitter years before Rosa Parks, co-founder of the National Organization for Women. She deserves a spot in any U.S. history book.

Also:

9 Influential Women in Black History You Won't Hear About in School

Check out Ruby Bridges. At age six, she was the first black student to integrate into a white school. She was six. This little tiny girl had to face mobs of protesters and be escorted to school by federal marshals to avoid being assaulted and/or killed. Holy fuck.


Photo of Ruby Bridges, age 6, walking down the steps of a white school, surrounded by federal marshals
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That little girl was way braver than that George Washington cockwaffle. Why didn't I learn about her?

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