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Black Women Legacies

Black Women Legacies, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, promotes racial and gender equity by preserving African American history

through a free online platform that provides public audiences access to past and present memorials created to celebrate Black women

in the United States and beyond.  







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Our mission is to
celebrate the lives of
Black Women
by documenting and educating public audiences about memorials created in their honor.

Mary McLeod Bethune Statue-Washington, D.C.


Our vision is to make the history of Black Women memorials accessible for ALL!

Elizabeth Freeman Statue-Sheffield, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Freeman Statue, Sheffield, MA

Black Women Legacies
is Led By
Award-Winning Historians 

Black Women Legacies empowers Black women leaders who are committed to ethical core values and community collaboration.  Our Board of Directors is comprised of three award-winning historians, who have published impactful research that has enhanced United States, African American, Women & Transnational Histories.

Dr. Alexandria Russell

Executive Director


Dr. Wanda Hendricks

Inaugural Treasurer

Portrait of Historiain Nakia Parker

Dr. Nakia Parker 

Inaugural Secretary

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Proudly Supported By

Black Women Legacies  is supported by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage. SC Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

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