Black women have always served on the front-line in the fight for equality. Although their contributions were sometimes overlooked in both the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements, their power, resilience, and courage cannot be overstated. Black women have a distinctive standpoint from which to understand the intersection of race and gender and their unique experience of oppression. The women highlighted in here are connected by an intricate network of activists that spans several generations. Through their stories – revealed in National Park Service parks and programs -- we gain a better understanding of what it takes to meet the promise of justice and equality for all.
Last updated: January 27, 2021