5 Inspiring Black Women that made History in 2020
Happy New Month & Happy Black History Month
As many of you know on this platform our ultimate goal is to share inspiration for women & our inspiration comes from many women that are changing the narrative of today by walking their paths to greatness. Hence the name “Greatness is Her”
In honor of Black History Month 2021, Greatness is Her is celebrating by sharing 5 black women that has inspired our community & made history in 2020. Now we do know there were many more women we can name but we decided to bring our top 5. Who knows we might do a part 2. Let us know if you would be interested.
The year 2020 wasn’t just a challenge for some of us it was a challenge for all of us(everybody). We experienced & still is experiencing a world pandemic. However, these beautiful black women found a way to overcome the odds & brought the heat.
Greatness is Her presents...
Our top 5 Inspiring Black Women that made history in 2020. (These are in no way in any particular order)
Stacey Abrams is a political leader, voting rights activist and New York Timesbestselling author.
Abrams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States, and she was the first black woman and first Georgian to deliver a Response to the State of the Union.
After witnessing the gross mismanagement of the 2018 election by the Secretary of State’s office, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure every American has a voice in our election system through programs such as Fair Fight 2020, an initiative to fund and train voter protection teams in 20 battleground states.
Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. In 2019, she launched Fair Count to ensure accuracy in the 2020 Census and greater participation in civic engagement, and the Southern Economic Advancement Project, a public policy initiative to broaden economic power and build equity in the South.
Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and Yale Law School. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi and were raised in Georgia.
Keisha is a viral immunologist focused on elucidating mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and host immunity to propel the advancement of novel vaccines.
Appointed to the VRC in 2014, she is currently the scientific lead of the VRC's Coronavirus Team, with research efforts aimed at propelling novel coronavirus vaccines, including a COVID-19 vaccine. In December 2020, the Institute's Director Anthony Fauci, said: "Kizzy is an African American scientist who is right at the forefront of the development of the vaccine."
Corbett was born in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina to Rhonda Brooks. She grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina where she had large a large family of step-siblings and foster siblings.
LaTosha Brown is an American community organizer, political strategist, and consultant. She is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter, a voting rights group first noted for its work on the 2017 US Senate special election.
Brown is one of the dedicated organizers who have been laying the groundwork for this new South.
In the 2020 election, more than 1 million African Americans cast ballots in Georgia. Since November, organizations such as the New Georgia Project and Black Voters Matter have worked to bring out even more voters for the state's U.S. Senate runoff elections .
One of the people behind the historic turnout that helped propel Democrats to victory in Georgia is LaTosha Brown, who together with Cliff Albright, founded Black Voters Matter in 2016.
Keisha Lance Bottoms
Keisha Lance Bottoms is an American politician and lawyer who is the 60th mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. She was elected mayor in 2017. Before becoming mayor, she was a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing part of Southwest Atlanta. Wikipedia
In 2020, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) Under Law awarded Mayor Bottoms the Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award in recognition of her equity-driven leadership to help guide and protect marginalized communities.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney serving as the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the United States' first female vice president, the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, and the first African American and first Asian American vice president.
Vice President Harris was born in Oakland, California to parents who emigrated from India and Jamaica. She graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
On August 11, 2020, Vice President Harris accepted President Joe Biden’s invitation to become his running mate and help unite the nation. She is the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected Vice President, as was the case with other offices she has held. She is, however, determined not to be the last.
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