Throughout history, black women have been at the forefront of changes in all our lives. Yet, our images are rarely ever to be seen when this history is being relayed.
From Africa to the new lands, for hundreds of years, black women have fought hard to keep our family together. They have fought to change the brutal regimes under which they lived. During the crossing, some even sacrificed themselves and their child rather than bear slavery.
In Africa, it is still the women who are at the forefront of change.
Leymah Gbowee, is one of those women who took a stance and helped to bring about changes in her country, Liberia.
In 2011, Leymah Roberta Gbowee was awarded Nobel Peace Prize. She is a founding member and former coordinator of the Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding. The award served to highlight Ms. Gbowee’s work in mobilizing women across ethnic and religious divides to end the decade-long Liberian civil war. Ms Gbowee is the executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, based in Accra, Ghana.
She follows in the tradition of our black goddesses, but which one?
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