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 […]

Madam C. J. Walker - Community Capacity Development

Madam C. J. Walker

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Madam C.J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove; December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records. Multiple sources mention that although other women […]

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Peggy Ann freeman

Women’s History Month 2023 we highlight Peggy Ann Freeman (August 31, 1945 – May 17, 1979), known professionally as Donyale Luna, was an American supermodel and actress who gained popularity in Western Europe during the late 1960s. Generally cited as “the first Black supermodel”, Luna was the first African-American model to appear on the cover […]