Mahalia Jackson: An Amazing Legend of Grace and Strength

Image Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection Throughout this year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we will honor a series of remarkable women. For Women’s History Month, we find it fitting to start with civil rights activist, philanthropist, and queen of gospel, Mahalia Jackson. Born in New Orleans…

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Remembering Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill

As a ground-breaking and successful journalist, newscaster, political analyst, and author, Gwen Ifill was an inspiration to many Black girls and women. She was born on September 29, 1955 in Jamaica, Queens in New York City to (Oliver) Urcille and Elenor Ifill. Her father, an African Methodist Episcopal minister, emigrated from Panama, and her mother…

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