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Fannie Lou Hamer and Her Dream for Jobs and Freedom

Fannie Lou Hamer speaks at the Democratic National Convention on August 22, 1964, at the Credentials Committee.

In an era when people across the country are asking, “Where are the Black women leaders?” activists like Fannie Lou Hamer serve as a reminder of how many rural Black women have always been strong leaders.

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At ‘Realize the Dream’ March, Women Speak at Last

Myrlie Evers-Williams fulfills an honor deferred, speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1963 March on Washington where she was scheduled to be the sole woman speaker, but never made it to the podium.

Women graced the podium at the “Realize the Dream” rally held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. But, as one attendee asked, where were the African-American women movement leaders, the thought leaders?

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The Real Work of Rosa Parks: Not Just Refusing to Move to the Back of the Bus, But Combating Sexual Violence

Though Parks' contribution to the progress of Black people is mainly attributed to her refusing to move to the back of the bus, her actual work and its impact on the humanity of Black women and girls in the face of overt sexual violence is not widely discussed.

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, let’s hope that we also pay homage to the whole of Rosa Park’s life by doing everything we can, during the next 50 years, to end sexual assault and domestic violence.

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50 Years After the March on Washington, Still Fighting for Jobs and Freedom

The March on Washington, 1963.

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I can’t help but notice that many of the gains made as a result of the Civil Rights Movement are being rolled back.

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