05-09-18 – The Year Of The Woman
“As we’ve seen in recent elections in Atlanta, Alabama, and Virginia, Black women are an incredibly potent political force and critical progressive voting bloc. In fact, we are pioneering political change at every level of government.” – Jocelyn Harmon co-Founder, BlackHer
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This period reminds me of Private Politics, Public Voices, a book I read awhile ago on Black women and their activism during World War I. Issues that we still fight to this day, like moral and civil equality, combating institutionalized racism and oppression were at the forefront of their fight. Many black women club organizations like the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) formed, founded by Ida B. Wells, Frances Harper and Mary Church Terrell to help shape black women’s political agenda.
So today, I’ll talk to BlackHer co-Founders Jocelyn Harmon and Angela Dorn on their 41 page guide to the 2018 midterms for Black women. It feels like a modern day interactive club–just for black women.
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