Look over the last 50 years of history and we see the vast legacy of dynamic African American women leaders. During Black History Month 2011, we can walk through history books to reflect upon the significant contributions of those who carried the torch and left a legacy for the next generation. Top leadership at the […]
Now they are gone. Over the last two weeks, two civil rights giants and living legends transitioned. Now we must carry the torch of the work that they started. I feel saddened by the loss but at the same time encouraged. Why? Many will keep their legacies alive. It was once said that “the best way to predict your future is to create it.”
The loss of civil rights legends Benjamin Hooks, former director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Dorothy Height, former director of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) reminds us that it is imperative to move forward keeping in mind great accomplishments of living legends.
If we peek into the “her-story” books, March 8th became International Women’s Day in 1911. Yet, it was not until the mid-1980s with co-sponsorship from Maryland Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski that Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women’s History Week. Shortly thereafter, former President Jimmy Carter signed a Presidential Proclamation declare the week of March 8, […]