Who were the women of the Harlem Renaissance? In the early 20th century, after World War I, an arts renaissance in the African American community, mostly centered in New York City and Washington, D.C., included many women. Find more about the women of the Harlem Renaissance here: Harlem Renaissance Women: Dreaming in Color
Both black and white women worked in the 19th century to end slavery. While many at the time felt that women should not properly speak in the public sphere on any issue, some women nevertheless considered it their moral duty to speak out on slavery. It was a movement that brought black and white together, men and women together, to advocate for ending the enslavement of millions of black women and men.
African American women had to break race and sex barriers to achieve in sports, but have won many records once they've been able to participate.
Here are a few of the notable African American women in sports: Key African American Women in Sports
This collection of essays, published in 1902, are from a book edited by Dr. Daniel Wallace Culp. The essays included are those by women writing on issues facing African Americans of the day. These give insight into what those in the black community believed were the problems and solutions that they needed to address. Essays are from authors including the Harlem Renaissance writer Alice Dunbar-Nelson, educator Mary Church Terrell, Frederick Douglass' daughter Rosetta Douglass Sprague and religious leader Sarah Dudley Pettey.