Portrait Gallery: Iconic Black (S)Heroes, in Their Own Words

Portrait Gallery: Iconic Black (S)Heroes, in Their Own Words

On the cusp of Women’s History Month and to round out Black History Month, we share portraits of some of the innumerable Black women who have worked hard for the rights we now hold dear, who have shared their artistic talents, and who have helped to nurture this experiment in democracy that is still a work in progress.

The Fab Five: Shattering L.A. County's Glass Ceiling

The Fab Five: Shattering L.A. County’s Glass Ceiling

Asked when there would be enough women on the U.S. Supreme Court, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously replied: “When there are nine.”

It seems the voters of Los Angeles agree: The L.A. County Board of Supervisors—the largest local government in the nation—has made history with the first all-women board in its more than 150-year history.