This is a special edition of First Lines Friday for black history month. These titles are a sampling of important black science fiction works.
History often ignored women, particularly black women. Black women are making and have made history. Here are 41 black women you should know.
Mary Mahoney made history as the first African-American Professional Nurse, yet many do not know her name. A strong woman, Mahoney, became a nurse despite severe societal limitations placed on black and minority women. She braved discrimination and worked toward equality for black and minority nurses and women. Early Life A pair of freed slaves…… Continue reading The first African-American Professional Nurse
Mary McLeod Bethune was an extraordinary woman, an educator, and a civil rights leader. A child of former slaves, she grew from poverty and ignorance into a woman who changed her world. Most of all, she lights the way even after death. Early Years Mary was the fifteenth of seventeen children born to former slaves.…… Continue reading Mary McLeod Bethune Lights the Way Even After Death