‘They Made History’: Ms. Magazine’s 10 Fave Features of Black Feminists

By Karon Jolna

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Oct. 22, 1992. (Chris Ayers / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images). Black Feminists
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. October 22, 1992. (Photo by Chris Ayers/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)

As Ms. turns 50, we are looking back at the life and legacy of some of the groundbreaking Black feminists who have been featured on the magazine’s covers and in its pages over the years, and who have made history.

Contemporary feminist movements in the U.S. and globally are stronger and more transformational because of the tremendous contribution of Black feminists and their struggles against multiple and intersecting forms of oppression. As Ms. editor Janell Hobson writes, “A history that centers the contributions of Black women, who have modeled resistance and nurturing—especially during times of crisis—just might provide the blueprint for survival and thriving” in our current political moment…

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