The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs (Flatiron Books, 2021)
Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and were forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. These three extraordinary women passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced.
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Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.Myra Pollack SadkerProfessor, Author, Researcher, and Activist
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Anna May Jarvis led the movement for the commemoration of Mother’s Day to honor her beloved mother, then spent the rest of her life fighting the holiday’s commercial and political exploitation.
Fab Five Biographies
The women featured in this month’s Fab Five are women who broke barriers in the arts. As dancers, sculptors, writers, and actors, these women serve as an inspiration to all!
If we want our girls to benefit from the courage and wisdom of the women before them, we have to share the stories.Shireen Dodson
Many of us are not sure how to counter racism when we witness it and don’t know what to say when people we know downplay or trivialize the hate, prejudice and discrimination that people of color experience in our country.
Being an ally in the struggle for racial justice and equity goes beyond simply not being racist. We hope this list of resources help to educate and motivate you to take action.
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