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March is WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! During the month you will see a slew of television programming on the contributions women made to America and the world.  Here are 10 little know facts about black women and what they meant to mankind. 

) After Josephine Baker, an African-American dance and singing icon, moved to France for opportunities unavailable to her in her home country, she smuggled intelligence to French allies during World War II.  Source [Biography]

2) Actress and singer Pearl Bailey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Georgetown University after her career ended. Source [Biography]

During Shirley Chisholm‘s run for president in 1972, she survived three assassination attempts. Source [Biography]

4 ) Billie Holiday made “Strange Fruit,” the song about Black lynching in the South, famous, but it was originally a poem penned by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx.
[Biography and  PBS.org]

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