Black History Month

This Mom Taught Her Daughter About Iconic Black Women By Dressing Her Up as Them

Cristi Jones dressed up her 5-year-old daughter Lola as an iconic black woman each day for Black History Month. Read More »

The Female Founders of ShopLatinxBiz Are Using Instagram to Spotlight Afro-Latinxs for Black History Month

Brittany Chávez and Raquel García, co-founders of ShopLatinxBiz, are using their business to celebrate Black History Month in a very personal way. Read More »

ESSENCE to Celebrate Black Women in Hollywood Awards' 10th Anniversary This Month

On Thursday, February 23, ESSENCE magazine will celebrate its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Looking Forward

During February's Black History Month, we've explored the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS by looking at the mothers who taught them about strength and Read More »

A Reading to Remember: Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’

Maya Angelou published “Phenomenal Woman” in 1978. Today, it’s still a definitive statement on womanhood, with all its variety and imperfection. Read More »

Way Before Hillary or Obama, this Black Woman Ran for President

Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress in 1968, representing New York’s 12th Congressional District. She was an educator before she ran for office, directing a nursery and child care center. When she ran for Congress, it was as a liberal voice for marginalized people. Read More »

8 Black Female Inventors Who Will Inspire You to Think Big

From an improved ironing board to a remedy for leprosy, these women contributed greatly to society as we know it. Read More »

Happy Birthday Rosa Parks! Beverly Guy-Sheftall Shares What You May Not Know About Her

MAKER Beverly Guy-Sheftall, one of the leading African-American feminist scholars of our time, shared with MAKERS how the civil rights heroine Rosa Parks, most known for taking a seat, had actually been standing up for many issues for years, and was even more remarkable than you may know. Read More »

African American Women's Firsts: Part Two (Photo Gallery)

The MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever. Read More »

African American Women's Firsts: Part One (Photo Gallery)

Our MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever, and so during Black History Month, we take a look at the unknown stories of African American women and the incredible firsts these women were able to accomplish despite the persecution, segregation and racism they f Read More »