Your Black Herstory Trend of the Day: #BlackWomenDidThat
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
By Ko Bragg
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.
@anthoknees MAMA C/ JUNE JORDAN / ERYKAH BADU / BETTY SHABAZZ / MARY / THE UNIVERSE
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.