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More African-American Women Who Help Keep Us Strong

gladys louise tyler

Posted on February 17, 2019 07:55

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It's Black History month - don't let her-story be overlooked by history.

It's Black History month, don't let her-story be overlooked by history.  This is a continuation of last week.  There are so many...many more women who give us strength.   

Hattie McDaniel

McDaniel was the first African-American to receive an Oscar.  She received her Academy Award for best supporting actress in 1940.  The role was the portrayal of the "mammy" in Gone with the Wind.  

"Faith is the black person's federal reserve system."

Rosa Parks

In 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus.  This small act of courage helped start the civil rights movement.  

This year BBC television show Dr. Who, which features for the first time a female Dr. Who, also had "Rosa", in its third episode of the eleventh series.  It is highly recommended.  

"People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true.  I was not tired physically...No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

Sojourner Truth

Born a slave who was bought and sold four times, Truth gained her freedom when the Van Wageners, an abolitionist family bought her freedom for $20.  

In 1851, in Akron Ohio, Truth delivered her famous speech, "Ain't I a Woman?".  In this speech she challenged the prevailing notions of racial and gender inequities.  

"There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see, the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before."

Harriet Tubman

Known as the "Moses of her people," Tubman was enslaved, escaped, and helped others gain their freedom as a "conductor" of the Underground Railroad. She also served as a scout, spy guerrilla soldier and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War. She is considered the first African-American woman to serve in the military.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

Alicia Keys

Is it more than the mother, singer, songwriter and wife going make-up free for the entire world to see...judge?  

"I don't want to cover up anymore.  Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth.  Nothing."

Terri Tyler-Vazquez

Mother. sister, teacher and breast-cancer survivor.   She is also my sister.  

There are countless black women who display their super powers every day.  Don't discount their achievements.  Find your her-o.  

Follow me on Twitter @neverenoughglt

gladys louise tyler

Posted on February 17, 2019 07:55

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MBTA buses are rolling into Black History Month bearing a new tribute to Rosa Parks.

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