Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Florynce Kennedy

In today’s political and social climate, it is vitally important that we remember Florynce Kennedy (1916-2000), a woman who epitomized intersectional activism particularly during the 60s and 70s to stand up for civil rights, feminism and gay rights. A brilliant and fiercely outspoken attorney and organizer, Ms. Kennedy was never afraid to take on huge … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Florynce Kennedy

Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Sojourner Truth

As a girl, I recall hearing the name Sojourner Truth (c.1797-1883) as often as I heard Harriet Tubman, Ella Fitzgerald and Angela Davis. These days, not so much. This is a shame because Ms. Truth was the very essence of strength and resilience. An outspoken abolitionist who supported herself through speaking engagements and self-portrait sales, this … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Sojourner Truth