NICOLE KALI

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 WOMEN OF THE BLACK REVOLUTION

Throughout history, African women have led monumental movements of change. They've fought with swords, spiritual strength and art. They have led tribal councils, spiritual revivals and liberation armies.

Look at the Dahomey women of Benin.


N'nonmiton (our mothers), the "Dahomey Amazons"

 I, Nicole Kali, see the woman warrior in my sisters.

The return of indigenous African traditions has arrived as a female vanguard.

A coalition of strong and courageous women who represent a new era for freedom.

THE BLACK PANTHERS

The Party banded in 1965 after Malcolm X's tragic shooting that same year (Malcolm and the Panthers). They were an alliance of armed self-defense corps, fighting for human rights in a racist imperialist system (Panther Principles)

Contrary to popular belief, the BPP weren't terrorists. And the most influential Panthers were not all male.

ANGELA DAVIS

Angela Davis is a mega-force for social justice and women's rights. When she saw sexism run rampant within the BPP, Davis left to continue activism elsewhere. Angela Davis remains a fierce philosopher and freedom fighter.

KATHLEEN CLEAVER

Kathleen Cleaver was the Black Panther Party's Communications Secretary, and an enormous part of their international outreach. She precedes Brown as first Chairwoman.



In Africa, the fight has continued against sexist imperialism since it arrived.

Clare Byarugaba is one such woman warrior. She co-coordinates for the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law.