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Black women are heroic. Even in the face of adversity and disenfranchisement, Black women have had to be resilient, innovative, and nimble. 

This past year, we’ve witnessed countless “firsts” for Black women:

  • Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Shalanda Young became the first Black woman to head the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

  • Maya Angelou became the first Black woman to appear on a U.S. quarter.

  • Sandra Douglass Morgan became the first Black female president in NFL history.

  • MJ Rodriguez became the first transwoman to win a Golden Globe.

  • Angela Bassett became the first actor in a Marvel film to win an acting award at the Golden Globes.

  • Ariana DeBose became the first Afro-Latina to win best supporting actress at the Oscars.

  • Quinta Brunson became the first Black woman to receive three nominations in the Emmys comedy category.

  • The list goes on…

Support Black women in medicine. Support Black women in business. Support Black women in education. Support Black women in entertainment. Support Black women in tech. Support Black women in advocacy.  And support Black girls so that they might grow up to be Black women who thrive and continue to make history.

The NAACP DC Women in the NAACP (WIN) seeks to enhance the leadership role of women, serve as an advocacy vehicle for issues affecting women and children, and advocate for the positive development of women and children.  Together we thrive,


WIN's theme is "Outstretched Hands and Open Hearts to Women and Children."



Sapphire Harris

WIN Chair 

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