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  • “Women will rise up.” - Senator @kirstengillibrand this evening at the @21in21nyc cocktail hour. 🙏🏼🙌🏼 #nywomenlead
  • Fannie Barrier Williams was born in Brockport, NY, and was an educator, political activist, and women’s rights advocate. She was the first black graduate from the teachers college Brockport Normal School (now SUNY Brockport), after which she moved to D.C. to focus on the education of freedmen and freedwomen. She was married in Brockport, though she and her husband moved to Chicago, where she worked with the Prudence Crandall Study Club, the Hyde Park Colored Voters Republican Club, and the Taft Colored League. She represented the voice of black women in the Illinois Women’s Alliance, and was the only black woman selected to eulogize Susan B. Anthony at the 1907 National American Woman Suffrage Association. Ms. Barrier Williams also helped found the National League of Colored Women and the National Association of Colored Women, and was among the founders of the NAACP. Always leading the way, she was the first black woman nominated for and inducted into the Chicago Women’s Club, and was the first black person on the Chicago Library Board. She gained broader public recognition after working to gain representation of black people at the Chicago Colombian Exposition of 1893, where she presented two major addresses. In New York, #blackwomenlead. 💪🏾 #blackhistorymonth #blackexcellence
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  • Dorothy Pitman Hughes ✊🏾 is a child welfare advocate, women’s rights advocate, African-American activist, author, and small business owner. In 1972, along with Gloria Steinem, she co-founded @ms_magazine. A year prior, along with a small group, the two co-founded the Women’s Action Alliance. She also organized the first women’s shelter in New York City and co-founded the New York City Agency for Child Development. In 1997, she became the first black woman to own an office supply and copy center, and to become a member of the Stationers Association of New York. Her iconic portrait with @gloriasteinem, where both women are raising their fists in solidarity, was selected by the National Portrait Gallery for its collection. In New York, #blackwomenlead. #blackhistorymonth #blackexcellence
  • This #PresidentsDay, we’re celebrating Shirley Chisholm. 🙏🏾 Born in Brooklyn, she earned her bachelor’s at Brooklyn College and her MA in elementary education from Columbia. She was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1965 - 1968, was elected as the Democratic National Committeewoman from New York State in 1968, and was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, where she represented NY-12 for seven terms and was elected as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus. In 1972, she made history again as the first black candidate in a major party’s presidential primary, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s nomination, blazing trails every step of the way. After retiring from Congress, Chisholm returned to teaching, serving as Purington Chair at Mount Holyoke College, as well as traveling the country speaking on college campuses. In New York, #blackwomenlead, and are #unboughtandunbossed.💪🏾 #blackhistorymonth #blackexcellence
  • Alicia Hyndman represents the 29th District in the New York State Assembly. Though she was born in London, England, she moved to New York City as a small child, and grew up in Queens. She received her bachelor’s from SUNY New Paltz and her Masters of Public Administration from Framingham State College. Prior to serving in the Assembly, she worked in education policy at the NYS Dept of Ed, Brooklyn College, and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also served as President of the Community District Education Council 29, a volunteer group established to advise the NYC School Chancellor. She was elected to the State Assembly with over 91% of the vote. 🗽 In New York, #blackwomenlead. #blackhistorymonth #blackexcellence
  • Latrice Walker is a Brooklyn native who has represented the 55th District in the New York State Assembly since 2015. She grew up in NYCHA housing in Brownsville before going on to receive her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Purchase and her JD from Pace University. Before joining the State Assembly, she served as chief counsel to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. In New York, #blackwomenlead. 💪🏾 #blackhistorymonth #blackexcellence
  • “If women were in charge, change would come.” - Public Advocate @tishjames, speaking on the senseless gun violence plaguing the nation. #nywomenlead
  • “I am in awe of the guts of Hillary Clinton.” - @ltgovhochulny at the League of Women Voters this evening, discussing the importance of women in politics, encouraging women to run, and discussing plans to make voting more accessible for all New Yorkers. 👏👏👏 #nywomenlead

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