Tuesday, March 1, 2016

MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THEIR OWN STORY





If you love your children set their minds loose in the fullness of black history. Make sure your children, girls and boys, both are reading real life stories of black and brown women over the course of their childhood into adulthood. Make sure they know their black and brown herstory, recent and distant past. We, as women of color, have a heroic past  that we know very little about. Our female ancestors present us with our own perspectives on the black history  that we THINK we already know.

Make sure your children know the stories of 


ALICIA GARZA   March 4 1981
(black lives matter creator) 

PATRISSE CULLORS, 
(black lives matter creator)) 

OPAL TOMETI 
(black lives matter creator) 

Aisha Tyler  
Sept 18 1970

KIMBERLE CRENSHAW 
(INTERSECTIONALITY SOCIOLOGIST)  
May 5 1959  

J K Rowling, 
(HARRY POTTER) 
July 31 1965

Maria W Stewart,  
(FIRST FEMINIST SPEAKER)
1803

Gabrielle Union, 
Actress
October 29 1972

PAULI MURRAY,  
(Civil Rights Attorney)
November 20 1910

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 
(SUPREME COURT JUSTICE) 
March 15 1933

Diane Nash, 
(CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER)  
May 15 1938

ANNA ARNOLD HEDGEMAN, 
(CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, N.O.W. FOUNDING MEMBER)
July 5 1899

Zora Neale Hurston
(WRITER)
January 1891

Septima Clarke 
(CIVIL RIGHTS TEACHER) 
May 3 1898


Aja Monet 
(POET, SAY HER NAME ACTIVIST) 
August 21 1987

Sonia Sotomayor, 
(SUPREME COURT JUSTICE) 
June 25 1954

TYRA BANKS 
(MODEL/SPEAKER) - 

TYRA BANKS (Light Skinned Woman Keeping Images of DARK SKINNED Black Women Represented In America’s Top Model) 
December 4 1973 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/tyra-banks-feminist-yahoo-interview_n_6014274.html

Salma Hayek, 
(ACTRESS/FILM MAKER)
December 2 1966 http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/04/salma-hayek-feminist-women-the-prophet-interview


Shonda Rhimes 
(WRITER/PRODUCER BROWNING HOLLYWOOD 
ONE ACTOR/ACTRESS/DIRECTOR AND MUSIC ROYALTY AT A TIME)  
January 13 1970

Kerry Washington, 
January 31 1977

Viola Davis,
(ACTRESS)
August 11 1965

Margaret Cho
(COMEDIAN) 
December 5 1968

Tracee Ellis Ross
(ACTRESS)
October 29 1972 


Gina Prince Bythewood 
(DIRECTOR)
June 10 1969

Angela Bassett
(ACTRESS/DIRECTOR)
August 16 1958 

BARBARA SMITH,
(ACTIVIST/WRITER) 
December 16 1946

ANNA JULIA COOPER,
(ACTIVIST/WRITER)
August 10 1858 


Dorothy Height
March 24 1912

Ferdinand Barnett
(ATTORNEY/ACTIVIST)
February 18 1852


Jada Pinkett-Smith,
(ACTRESS/ACTIVIST)
Sept 18 1971

IDA B WELLS 
(JOURNALIST, FIRST ANTI-LYNCHING RESEARCHING SOCIOLOGIST, NAACP FOUNDING MEMBER)  
July 16 1862


JOAN MORGAN 
(WRITER/ACTIVIST - HIP HOP FEMINIST)
?

bell hooks  
(WRITER/ACTIVIST)
Sept 25 1952

Melissa Harris-Perry
(WRITER/TELEVISION ACTIVIST) 
October 2, 1973

Malaya Yousafzai
(ACTIVIST) 
July 12, 1997

Beyonce, 
(SINGER)
September 4, 1981

Don McPherson
(EX FOOTBALL PLAYER/FEMINIST ACTIVIST) 
April 2 1965

DELORES HUERTA, 
April 10, 1930


ANGELA DAVIS, 
(CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST)
January 26, 1944


Daisy Bates 
(CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST)
November 11, 1914

Rosa Parks
(CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST)
February 4, 1913

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE 
(WRITER) 
September 15 1977

Coretta Scott-King  
April 27, 1927
(Never self-declared but this women's rights activist regularly showed up/spoke at feminist events like those hosted by Delores C Tucker) 

DELORES C TUCKER,
ACTIVIST
October 4 1927

Shirley Chisholm
November 30 1924 - 2005

India Arie 
(MUSICIAN)
October 3, 1975

BEVERLY BOND 
(BLACK GIRLS ROCK CREATOR)
December 19 

Jessica R Williams 
(Daily Show Comedian) 
July 31, 1989


Mara Brock Akil 
(PRODUCER/CREATOR BROWNING HOLLYWOOD 
ONE ACTOR/ACTRESS/DIRECTOR AND MUSIC ROYALTY AT A TIME)  )
May 27, 1970


Eva Longoria, 
(ACTRESS)
March 15, 1975 

Maya Angelou,
(POET)
April 4, 1928

AUDRE LORDE,
(WRITER/POET/ACTIVIST/SPEAKER) 
February 18, 1934

ALICE WALKER,
(WRITER)
 February 9, 1944

GLORIA ANZALDUA
(WRITER/SOCIOLOGIST)
September 26, 1942


SONIA SHAH 
1969?

HILLARY CLINTON
ATTORNEY/POLITICIAN
October 26, 1947

PATRICIA HILL-COLLINS,
WRITER/SOCIOLOGIST  
May 1 1948


GLORIA STEINHEM, 
(WRITER/ SPEAKER/ MS. MAGAZINE FOUNDER)
March 25, 1934

DOROTHY PITTMAN HUGHES
(WRITER/ SPEAKER/ MS. MAGAZINE FOUNDER)
1938

Amandla Stenberg and Her Mama
(ACTRESS/SPEAKER ACTIVIST)October 23, 1998

PAULA J GIDDINGS  
(WRITER)
November 16 1947


SOJOURNER TRUTH  
(SPEAKER / ACTIVIST)
Born Isabella ("Bell") Baumfree
Born in 1797  
died November 26, 1883 

FREDERICK DOUGLASS
(SPEAKER/ABOLITIONIST/ SUPPORTER OF SUFFRAGE)
February 14 (chosen date) 1818  

HARRIET TUBMAN
(UNDERGROUND RAILROAD LEADER)
March ? 1822





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