Ruby Bridges - Women's History Month 2023 - Community Capacity Development

Ruby Bridges

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Ruby Bridges, in full Ruby Nell Bridges, married name Ruby Bridges-Hall, (born September 8, 1954, Tylertown, Mississippi, U.S.), American activist who became a symbol of the civil rights movement and who was, at age six, the youngest of a group of African American students to integrate schools in the […]

Mae Jemison - Women's History Month 2023 - Community Capacity Development

Mae Jemison

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Mae C. Jemison is an American astronaut and physician who, on June 4, 1987, became the first African American woman to be admitted into NASA’s astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47, becoming the […]

Celia Cruz - Women's History Month 2023 - Community Capacity Development

Celia Cruz

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (21 October 1925 – 16 July 2003), known as Celia Cruz, was a naturalized Cuban-American singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. Cruz rose to fame in Cuba during the 1950s as a singer of […]

Galdys West - History Month 2023 we highlight

Gladys West

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Gladys Mae West (née Brown; born October 27, 1930[1]) is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite geodesy models that were eventually incorporated into the Global Positioning System (GPS).[2]West was […]

Halle berry - Women's History Month 2023 - Community Capacity Development

Halle berry

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Halle Berry, (born August 14, 1966, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.), American film actress, the first African American to win the Academy Award for best actress. She received the honour for her nuancedportrayal of Leticia Musgrove, a down-on-her-luck character in Monster’s Ball (2001).Berry was a teenage finalist in national beauty pageants, […]

Harriet Tubman Women's History Month 2023 CCD

Harriet Tubman

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and social activist. Born into chattel slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 similarly-enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses […]

Maya Angelou Women's History Month 2023

Maya  Angelou

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American memoirist, popular poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over […]

Lauryn Hill Women's History Month 2023 - CCD

Lauryn Hill

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress. She is often regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time,[2] as well as one of the most influential musicians of her generation. Hill is credited for breaking barriers for […]

Sojourner Truth - Community Capacity Development

Sojourner Truth

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Sojourner Truth, (born Isabella Baumfree; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was an American abolitionist of New York Dutch heritage and a women’s rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover […]

Michelle Obama - Women's Black History Month 2023 CCD

Michelle Obama

Women’s History Month 2023. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American attorney and author who served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 as the wife of President Barack Obama. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. Raised on the South Side […]