“…it began with Brown’s father Oliver, who tried to enroll her at the Sumner School, an all-white elementary school in Topeka just a few blocks from the Browns’ home.”
Wikipedia’s dependence on volunteer editors has resulted in several systemic issues, but it also offers an opportunity for self-correction.
“One thing that hasn’t changed, she says, is the need for black women to assert their own brand of feminism, much as she and a group of women did in 1974, when they formed the Combahee River Collective.”
Honoring journalist and fearless anti-lynch activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
“Her forceful confrontation of those who would try to constrain her because of her race and gender is what has made her political identity a template for a new generation of black women running for office.”
“Often described as a tired seamstress, no troublemaker, Parks was in fact a dedicated civil rights activist involved with the movement long before and after her historic action on the Montgomery bus.”