1921 Tulsa Race Riot Survivor #TWF

In 1921 from May 31 to June 1, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history occurred. It is known as the Tulsa Race Riot and it was 18 hours full of violence. More than one thousand homes and businesses were destroyed and over 300 people were killed. The whole black community…Read more 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Survivor #TWF

Simone Biles Made History… Again

You might remember Simone Biles from the 2016 Summer Olympics, but she didn’t stop there. On November 3rd, she became the first American to medal in every event at a World Gymnastics Championship. After winning gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Simone took a year off. Without being a full year back in, she…Read more Simone Biles Made History… Again

U.S. State Legislature’s first openly transgender woman #TWT

This beauty is the first openly transgender person to be seated in a U.S. state legislature. Our terrific woman this Tuesday is Danica Roem! She first started as a journalist for the Gainesville Times, writing on stories about Virginia’s Prince William County. Now she is serving her community in another way, as a lawmaker in…Read more U.S. State Legislature’s first openly transgender woman #TWT

The First African American Woman to Win a Pulitzer Prize! #TWT

Poetry is a beautiful thing. Images, figurative language, and rhythm are just some of the rhetorical devices used in poetry. Poetry is usually structured and allows you to wonder, question, and imagine what the meaning of the texts is. Our terrific woman this Tuesday is Gwendolyn Brooks. She was a postwar poet, and is the…Read more The First African American Woman to Win a Pulitzer Prize! #TWT