WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH:Just as in the civil rights movement, Black women are leading the way in today’s social justice activism. Southern Poverty Law Center

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March 01, 2021

Tafeni EnglishCivil Rights Memorial Center Director

Women’s History Month, celebrated in March, was established by Congress to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women over the course of American history.

Typically during this month, the Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC), where I am the director, produces a website feature and social media postings dedicated to honoring women who have shaped the civil rights movement.


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Women’s History Month: Just as in the civil rights movement, Black women are leading the way in today’s social justice activism

March 01, 2021

Tafeni EnglishCivil Rights Memorial Center Director

Women’s History Month, celebrated in March, was established by Congress to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women over the course of American history.

Typically during this month, the Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC), where I am the director, produces a website feature and social media postings dedicated to honoring women who have shaped the civil rights movement.

Daisy Bates
Civil rights leader and NAACP official Daisy Bates, who helped direct the effort to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, stands outside her office in September 1957. (Photo by Thomas D. McAvoy/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Civil rights leader and NAACP official Daisy Bates, who helped direct the effort to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, stands outside her office in September 1957. (Photo by Thomas D. McAvoy/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

We do this because we firmly believe that women’s stories – which are often overlooked – must continue to be shared. Their contributions aren’t widely discussed in the historical context of the movement.

That’s why I am launching this year’s monthlong celebration of women by sharing the stories of some of those who are currently impacting social justice activism.

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