Can Afric’s muse forgetful prove?
Or can such friendship fail to move
A tender human heart?
Immortal Friendship laurel-crown’d
The smiling Graces all surround
With ev’ry heav’nly Art
Maggie Lena Walker was born Maggie Lena Draper in Richmond, Virginia on July 15, 1864 to Elizabeth Draper, a former… Read more Maggie Lena Walker, banker/activist extraordinaire!
I came up in the sixties, which is way after everything else. But we always assumed that we knew white people, that we really sort of understood them. And I found out that if you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else. […go…]
Phillis Wheatley, the first known published female black poet in the United States, was born 1753 in West Africa. In… Read more Phillis Wheatley, first female black poet
Realism is more my ministry than is unbridled optimism. Hope is too ineffable and far too elusive. Hope allows us to leave what is possible in the hands of others. […go…]
In 1909 she became the first women, and first Swedish person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature … […go…]
We die only once, and for such a long time. […go…]
“In those days, they didn’t allow black drivers to work downtown; you had to work uptown. They said, ‘Say, buddy, you know you’re not supposed to be on this line.” […go…]
Using a thesaurus requires you to think beyond basic words.
I’ll concede that this is only technically the first all female Supreme Court in the US, in the sense that the three women sitting on the court were there only for this case …