Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president in Philadelphia on Thursday. While her achievement is inarguably historic, questions remain about what the breakthrough will mean for Black women.
Fortunately, Black women have long been accomplishing remarkable feats and need not rely on anyone else to show us what is possible.
To demonstrate this fact, the #BlackWomenDidThat hashtag recognizes the myriad ways Black women have shattered glass ceilings. Get into the hashtag for an important reminder that Black Girl Magic ain't nothing new and won't be stopped.
Tera Poole became the first Black Valedictorian at the world's first school of dentistry. #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/7snVlp43rf— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 29, 2016
Italy's 1st black minister, Cécile Kyenge: "I had bananas thrown at me but I'm here to stay" https://t.co/bvpdLdk7AM#BlackWomenDidThat— Rediet ® (@RediTweets) July 29, 2016
Sojourner Truth. Abolitionist BLACK feminist, 1st Black woman to beat a white man in court,1828. #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/2jAkDCOqWl— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) July 29, 2016
Donyale Luna--The first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue. #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/BozzQhnnBg— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) July 29, 2016
#ClaudetteColvin at age 15 was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus - B4 Rosa did #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/S7ixlhDKpb— #TroilusCresibo (@LeslieMac) July 29, 2016
First Black woman to join / lead the Avengers plus hair been all natural everything #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/zyz844KIjw— Black Nerd Problems (@BlkNrdProblems) July 29, 2016
Zelda Wynn Valdes, designer of one of the most iconic outfits in fashion history. #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/HLoTUO8JLm— Cora Harrington (@lingerie_addict) July 29, 2016
Florence Flo-Jo, the fastest woman alive&a sis who ALWAYS slayed💅🏾💅🏾no matter the occasion💁🏾#Blackwomendidthat pic.twitter.com/dTwrRuw9Wj— Vintage Honey (@thesoulasylum) July 29, 2016
Henrietta Lacks - her cells (used w/o her permission) were used to create the immortal cell line #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/GRBhuTz8qH— Rebecca Theodore (@FilmFatale_NYC) July 29, 2016
Queen Nanny successfully defeated British army many times in 1700's Jamaica & freed 1000+ slaves #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/MQ806rqecd— Ida's Revenge (@profsassy) July 29, 2016
Mathematician Katherine Johnson calculated the trajectory for the #Apollo11 moon landing. #BlackWomenDidThat 🚀🌖 pic.twitter.com/mWAVjpcqDb— Jerry Rengel (@SpaceRengel) July 29, 2016
Skipped 2nd grade. salutatorian. 2 degrees from Ivy leagues. Writer. Lawyer. & rocking Givenchy #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/4JFJ80k9Lq— Ruthless (@RuthOhanu) July 29, 2016
Kendra Harrison after she broke a 28-year-old world record in the 100meter hurdles #FastestAlive #BlackWomenDidThat pic.twitter.com/8aq1IIHsar— Sensei Aishitemasu (@seren_sensei) July 29, 2016
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