From widespread physical abuse during slavery to Breonna Taylor’s death in 2020 at the hands of police, Black women have experienced their humanity, their very right to exist, be violated. The complete story of Black women’s multi-century struggle to participate in this democracy and make their voices heard is messy and complex.
Author: Michelle Duster
Michelle Duster is an educator and activist whose advocacy has led to street names, monuments, historical markers and other public history projects. She is the author of several books including Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells and her forthcoming Ida B. Wells, Voice of Truth about her paternal great-grandmother.