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Your Black Herstory Trend of the Day: #BlackWomenDidThat

Shirley Chisholm At Democratic National Convention
African American educator and U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaks at a podium at the Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, July 1972. Pictorial Parade / Getty Images

Twitter recently erupted with a flurry of praise for black women history makers under the hashtag #BlackWomenDidThat.

It began as a response to a thread between users mentioning the names of influential black women who came before the democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who took the stage of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.

In order to carve out a space on the internet to commemorate black women who have had amazing impact, #BlackWomenDidThat came to fruition.

This trend appeared at the close of the Democratic National Convention, which was led by three black women: Rep. Marcia Fudge as Chair of the DNC, Donna Brazile as the interim DNC chair, and Leah Daughtry as CEO of the DNC for the second time, having held the role for the first time in Denver in 2008.

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The hashtag praised First Lady Michelle Obama's accomplishments as well as other politicians who paved the way.

Beyond the political sphere, Tweeters tipped their hats to women who were the first in their fields.

The fastest, the best, and most athletic were recognized, for not only their profession, but also what they stand for.

They recognized women on television and in film.

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They honored the black women who've written our personal theme songs and shower anthems.

The threads commended millennials and young women affecting the world.

People praised women who've made change in a myriad of ways.

However, despite the overwhelming outpouring of support for #BlackWomenDidThat, which trended in the number one spot this morning, some met the celebration with skepticism and racism.

It didn't take long, actually...

But, that didn't conquer black Twitter...

Many expressed how touching it was to wake up to a celebration of their heritage.

Some even gave a nod to their own families.

Continue to scroll, continue to learn, continue to be inspired.

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