A profile of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, the first Black woman and only the second woman of any race to seek the nomination for president of the United States from a major political party.
A book review of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement which was written by Barbara Ransby and tells the story of Ella Baker’s life. Visit the Noire Histoir YouTube Channel or website for the full review.
A profile of Anna Julia Cooper, a writer and educator who is regarded as one of the first Black feminists and specifically spoke to the intersection of gender and race.
A profile of Rosemary Brown, a Jamaica born Canadian politician who worked to eradicate racial and gender discrimination. Brown became the first Black woman elected to a Canadian parliament and only one of two Black people in parliament since the election of Mifflin Wistar Gibbs in 1866.
A review and discussion of the book “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. “Becoming” to some degree provides a blueprint for learning to not limit your aspirations or question your suitability for success. This mental shift can set you on a path for moving beyond the parameters and low expectations with which society might try to constrain you.