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Rare Photos Show Lesser-Known Black Women Activists Of The 19th Century

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Rare Photos Show Lesser-Known Black Women Activists Of The 19th Century

When discussing black women’s history, activists like Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks are often quick to come to mind for many.
Yet while their resil…

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Please read original article Rare Photos Show Lesser-Known Black Women Activists Of The 19th Century posted on Huffington Post on 10 April 2017 | 2:01 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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