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Dorothy I Height

  • NCNW President  (1957 to 1997)

  • Awarded US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994

  • Awarded
    Congressional Gold Medal in 2004

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Supreme Court Nominee

  • Nominated by President Biden (2/25/2022) to be first Black woman Supreme Court judge

  • Since 2021, Federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

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Augusta Savage
Sculptor

  • First Black artist elected to the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors

  • Created a 16-foot-high sculpture entitled Lift Every Voice (the inspiration for the Black National Anthem)

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Marley Dias

  • Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks

  • Within a few months, collected over 9000 books in which black girls are the main characters, not minor or background characters

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Cornrows

  • Used by slaves to transfer information and create maps to the north

  • Curved braids represented the roads 

  • Hidden gold and seeds in braids used to help slaves survive after escaping

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6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

  • An all Black Women's Army Corp 

  • Cleared up the backlog of nearly two years' undelivered mail to servicemen; completed in less than 6 months
     

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Wangari Maathai 

  • Kenyan ecologist who became the first black woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize

  • Founded the Green Belt Movement, the largest tree-planting campaign in Africa

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Harriet Tubman & Combahee River Raid

  • Led the Combahee River Raid military operation during the Civil War

  • Rescued more than 700 slaves 

The San Gabriel Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is a volunteer service organization.  Our mission is to educate, empower, and advocate for women of African descent, their families, and the communities we serve.

San Gabriel Valley Section - National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
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