A Literary Voice for the Unheard: The Inspiring Life of Pearl S. Buck

by Holley Snaith “The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.”  Pearl S. Buck In addition to being the first female writer to win a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in Literature, Pearl S. Buck was an advocate for civil rights, women’s rights, and a champion for mixed-race … Continue reading A Literary Voice for the Unheard: The Inspiring Life of Pearl S. Buck

Josephine Baker: Flapper, war hero, civil rights activist

by Louise Quick Where to start with Josephine Baker? She was a glitzy 1920s star, a World War Two spy, and the only woman to speak during the March on Washington. Let’s begin where she did, with dancing! The performer Google ‘Josephine Baker’ and you’ll quickly find images of her wearing little more than a … Continue reading Josephine Baker: Flapper, war hero, civil rights activist

Alice Allison Dunnigan

by Flaminia Luck Alice Allison Dunnigan is another forgotten heroine of the American civil rights movement, who went from poverty and obscurity right to the very steps of power. A pioneer in the world of journalism, Dunnigan is the first African American woman to do a number of remarkable things that broke down barriers for … Continue reading Alice Allison Dunnigan

“I was always more than a label” Coretta Scott King

“Behind every great man there’s a great woman”. What a bullshit quote. In a supportive relationship a man and woman can complement each other really well, but a woman isn’t great just because a man is. No more should we be seeing women in history as the feature of a notable man.

The Life and Achievements of Ida B. Wells

by Flaminia Luck Ida B. Wells is one of the heroines within the Civil Rights Movement who deserves a lot more praise and recognition. Like many of the trailblazing icons of movements that challenged authority, Ida B. Wells was ahead of her time.  Ida B. Wells Wells was born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi, … Continue reading The Life and Achievements of Ida B. Wells