BHMD’s CELEBRATION OF LEGENDARY BLACK WOMEN DURING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Through the years Black History Mini Docs has always featured women whose fearless, courage, and tremendous contributions to the Black community that were exemplary. Here's just a few Sheroes that we’ve honored with mini docs, poster art and stories over the pass 10 years on our website and social media pages. Enjoy!
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BHMD MICRO DOCS - JOSEPHINE BAKER
Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer and actress. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics
BHMD MICRO DOCS - HARRIET TUBMAN
In memory of abolitionist, soldier, nurse, spy, scout, conductor of the underground railroad and the ultimate freedom fighter, Queen Harriet Tubman who died on March 10, 1913 (no exact birthdate known).
BHMD MICRO DOCS - AFENI SHAKUR
Political activist, Black Panther, and music businesswoman Afeni Shakur (January 10, 1947 – May 2, 2016), was the mother of one of hip-hop's most seminal and iconic figures, rapper and actor Tupac Shakur. While pregnant with Tupac, Shakur was falsely accused of conspiring with other Black Panthers to carry out bombings in New York.
BHMD MICRO DOCS - MOMS MABLEY
Jackie "Moms" Mabley, was a stand-up comedian and actress. Mabley began her career on the theater stage in the 1920s and became a veteran entertainer of the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American vaudeville.
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BHMD - IDA B. WELLS
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement.
BHMD - PAM GRIER
She is considered the greatest American action female star of all time. Tough as nails, she punched and kicked our way to fame in the early 1970s and she hasn't looked back since. Who are we talking about? Well, there's only one. Pam Grier.
BHMD - Diana Sands
(August 22, 1934 – September 21, 1973) was an American actress, perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Beneatha Younger, the sister of Sidney Poitier's character in the original stage and film versions of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1961).
BHMD - NINA SIMONE
There was truly no one like #NinaSimone born on February 21, 1933. She composed over 500 songs, recorded almost 60 albums. The first woman to win the Jazz Cultural Award "Woman of the Year" 1966. In the 1960s, Nina Simone was part of the civil rights movement and later the black power movement. Her songs are considered as anthems of those movements.
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