Did You Know That March is National Women's History Month?

These are women of color who's courageousness, leadership, activism and admirable strides have led this world to a more Equitable, Just, and Loving place.

Match each name with the correct description, then research answers:

  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Wilma Mankiller
  • Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • Mother Teresa
  • Nawal El Saadawi
  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Soujourner Truth
  • Ella Baker
  • Diane Nash
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Daisy Bates
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
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  • American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. She became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • First Latina and third female Associate Supreme Court Justice.
  • African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
  • Fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy.
  • Chief of the Cherokee Nation for 10 years.
  • Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist.  She has written many books on the subject of women in Islam.
  • An American civil rights activist, publisher and writer who played a leading role in the Little Rock integration crisis in 1957. Before that, she and her husband started their own newspaper in 1941 called the Arkansas State Press.
  • A leader and strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, she was a member of the infamous Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign.
  • She was an Indian diplomat and politician. The first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post. In 1937 she was elected to the provincial legislature of the United Provinces and was designated minister of local self government and public health. First female president of the UN, 1953.
  • Devoted herself to caring for the sick and poor. Her order established a hospice; centers for the blind, aged, and disabled; and a leper colony.  In 1979 received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.
  • An active civil rights leader in the 1930s, she fought for civil rights for fi ve decades, working alongside W.E.B Dubois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. She even mentored Rosa Parks.

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Black News and News Makers in History

8/28/1963:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister & civil rights activist, delivers his "I Have A Dream" speech at Lincoln Memorial to over 250,000 during "March on Washington".

8/28/1968:  Rev. Channing E. Phillips, first Black nominated for president by major party at Democratic Convention in Chicago, IL.

8/29/1920:  Charlie "Yard Bird" Parker, jazz musician & "bebop" pioneer, born.

8/29/ 1945:  Wyomia Tyus, track legend, born.

8/30/1838:  First African American magazine, Mirror of Freedom, begins publication in New York City.

8/30/1843:  First time African Americans participated in a national political convention.  Samuel R. Ward leads Liberty Party convention in prayer; Henry Highland Garnet was nominating committee member; & Charles R. Ray was one of convention secretaries.

8/30/1983:  Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford Jr., first African American U.S. astronaut, enters space flying on six-day mission aboard Space Shuttle Challenger.

8/31/1836:  Henry Blair, inventor, awarded patent for Cotton Planter.

9/1/1867: Robert T. Freeman, first African American to graduate from Harvard Dental School.

9/1/1896:  Dr. George Washington Carver, scientist & discoverer of over 300 products from peanut & sweet potato, begins career as Agricultural Chemist at Tuskegee Institute.

9/1/1977:  Ethel Waters, singer & actress, dies.

9/1/1979: Hazel W. Johnson becomes first African American woman General in U.S. history.

9/2/1766: James Forten, abolitionist, inventor, entrepreneur, born.

9/3/1895: Charles Hamilton Houston, NAACP leader, born.

9/3/1919: Lincoln Motion Picture Company, owned by African Americans, Noble Johnson & Clarence Brooks, releases first feature length film, "A Man's Duty".