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Today is International Women’s Day! Here are few of our own amazing women who’ve have graced the world with their talents and have inspired so many.

International Women’s Day  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Wangari Maathai

This pro-democracy and environmentalist from Kenya paved the way for women’s rights in her country.

2. Zora Neale Houston

Zora Neale Houston is famous for her powerful literature that helped build the Harlem Renissance in the 1920’s. She wrote short stories and essays about African-American folklore. Her most famous work is the book “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”