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Rosa parksBlack History Month begins today. And a rich history it is, of the nation and of women, as evidenced in the number of African American women among the heroines of human rights.  Brief bios of a number may be found in this site’s collection.

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month/pictures/black-women-politicians/barbara-jordan-the-first-female-african-american-senator-from-texas-participates-in-a-meeting-in-the-cabinet-room

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month