Tag Archives : Black History Month

Books

New & Notable: On Courage

By Women's Voices For Change
We’re always on the lookout for books that strike a chord with our readers. This week, as part of our coverage during Black History Month, we focus on two new books on African-Americans’ fight for freedom and civil rights.
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Film & Television · General Medical · News · Politics

Wednesday 5: Women and U.S. Foreign Policy, Rosa Parks, Heart Disease, Sonia Sotomayor, & ‘Paperman’

By Women's Voices For Change
Hillary Clinton's work on women's and girls' advancement into U.S foreign policy; the Rosa Parks we don't know; a call to action for black women on the risks of heart disease; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a rock star; and an Oscar-nominated animated short film, "Paperman," that allows us to appreciate the beauty in simplicity.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: A Former Slave at Play

By Women's Voices For Change
The gifted Phillis Wheatley, brought from Senegal to Boston at age 7 to serve the Wheatley family, was to become the first African American to publish a book, and one of the first women in America to earn her own living from writing.
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News

(Video) Black History Month: Five Stand-Up Women

By Deborah Harkins
Ella Baker. Dorothy Height. Septima Clark. Diane Nash. Fannie Lou Hamer. Who were these firebrands? Video clips of these women in action made me marvel at their vision and daring. Here, as the first of WVFC's articles in honor of Black History Month, are their stories.
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