Black History Month

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Black History Month

Next on our list of inspirational figures is: voting rights activist and politician Stacey Abrams

Abrams, who played a critical role in helping to register thousands of voters for the 2020 presidential election and Senate runoff election in Georgia, is being nominated by a Norwegian lawmaker for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her work to “promote nonviolent change via the ballot box.”

American Vice president Kamala Harris acknowledged how important this cause is because minority women - especially black women - are "too often, overlooked but so often prove that they are the backbone of our democracy".

 

Here are some facts about Stacey Abrams life and career:

 

She was the first Black person elected to lead in the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010

She's created two successful voter drive organizations; the Fight Fair Project and the New Georgia Project 

She also writes romance novels and thrillers along with political books

She was featured in the documentary: All In The Fight for Democracy 

Her parents raised her on three mantras, which shaped her politics today; go to school, go to church, and take care of each other

She attended a historically Black college and university, Spelman College as well as an Ivy League school