As we close Black History Month, we remember the African American women who opposed oppression. From activist-intellectual Audre Lorde to women who faced off with police, this week reminds us of where we have been and how far we have to go. We celebrate firsts in 2017: Savannah State’s Cheerleading squad takes home top honors, the first HBCU to do so and America’s first Hijab-wearing model lands a major magazine cover. Afro-Latina women are celebrated in a new photo essay-exhibition, a new documentary on Maya Angelou premiers this week on PBS, and historians discuss the Charleston Syllabus and #BlackLivesMatter. This is black history month and a week in the news.
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