5 Black Women Historical Figures from Around the World You Should Know2/19/2015
by Bee Quammie As we celebrate what’s left of Black History Month and look forward to Women’s History Month, it’s important to remember ...
by Bee Quammie
As we celebrate what’s left of Black History Month and look forward to Women’s History Month, it’s important to remember that Black women around the globe have made incredible contributions to world history. From Brazil to the United Kingdom and everywhere else, Black women have done incredible things, created incredible things, and have been incredible people. Take a passport-free journey through time and geography and get to know about 5 such women.
Queen Nanny of the Maroons (est. 1680s - 1730s)
|An artists' depiction of Queen Nanny (Source: Unknown)|
Olive Morris (1952 - 1979)
|Photo: Black British Activist Olive Morris|
Marie-Joseph Angélique (? - 1734)
|Kit Lang's mixed media depiction of Marie-Joseph Angélique title Incendiary|
Chica da Silva (1732 - 1796)
|Afro-Brazilian actress Taís Araújo starring as the title character in the telenovela Xica da Silva|
Amina Sukhera (? - 1610)
|Artist's depiction of Amina Sukhera (Source: Unknown)|
I hope this article inspires you to learn about other Black women who impacted history other corners of the world. The Diaspora is full of rich stories about women that prove that our reach, power, and influence cannot and will not be restricted by geographical borders.