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Other Brave Sisses We Love Love Love!
Meet five Brave Sisses we did not include in the Journey-Journal: Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks, Toni Morrison, and others!
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Happy Birthday, Fannie Lou Hamer!
Fannie Lou Hamer (née Townsend, born on October 6, 1917) is one of the most important activists of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Happy Birthday Mary Church Terrell!
The telling 1940 autobiography A Colored Woman in a White World recounts the remarkable life of Mary Church Terrell, one of the first Black America...
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Celebrate Hawai'i's Last Queen

The last sovereign monarch of Hawaii was Lili’uokalani (born September 2, 1838). She was a composer, an author, and the only Queen Regnant (woman ruling as a “king” and not just a spouse). Learn more about her valiant effort to defend her people's sovereignty.

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Celebrating Sono Osato and Luisa Moreno!

As August draws to a close, we want to acknowledge two Brave Sis Birthdays!

Dancer Sono Osato, born August 29. 1919, and labor rights activist Luisa Moreno, born on August 30, 1907.


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Celebrate the first Asian-American WASP! Hazel Ying Lee
Despite being born and raised in a time where Chinese immigration was banned in the U.S., and families like hers were subject to horrific discrimin...
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Mary Ellen Pleasant - California's First Black Woman Millionaire
California's first Black woman millionaire, Mary Ellen Pleasant was born a slave on August 19 (1812 or 1814). Bought and freed by abolitionists, she grew up as a bonded servant, passing as white. Her first husband, a merchant, also passed as white. They were “slave stealers” on the Underground Railroad, and when she fled to San Francisco, she'd become known as "The Harriet Tubman of California."
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Happy Birthday, Billie Holiday! - April 4, 1915
If the name Eleanora Fagan does not ring a bell, perhaps you are more familiar with her stage name, Billie Holiday, who came to our Earth on April...
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