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, … [Read more…]
Today in 1925, Hazel Dickens was born in Mercer County, West Virginia. Among the first women to record a bluegrass album, Dickens was known for her high voice and radical politics. She was a feminist, a union activist, and an inspiration to women artists like Emmylou Harris and Naomi Judd who followed her.