First Black Women of Congress

Let’s get this party started. There’s never a need to wait for February to role around to celebrate Black Excellence! Anytime it comes to my attention that there are knowledge gaps running amok when it comes to the history of MY people, I’m gonna set the record straight, please believe.

So for today’s contribution I decided to get a little fancy for y’all. I present the short primer on the First Black Women of Congress for your educational and viewing pleasure. Remember, we don’t have to rely on other people to teach us about us. We can read (and watch) for ourselves.


Marta C. Youngblood is the founder and creative engine behind TheWRITEaddiction creatives co-op founded in 2014 as a virtual community supporting writers from all over the United States of America. Marta’s passion drives her to support the success of creatives from all walks of life to honor their talent and share it with the world. She believes that working in our creative callings does not have to be synonymous with being a “starving artist” and helps creatives master the business skills and strategies they need to work in their gifts.

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