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Here’s to Her: Black Women Deserve Recognition and Support

A stamp, a coin, and a $20 bill are nice but still aren’t enough

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Maya Angelou was recently recognized as the first Black woman to be honored in the American Women Quarters Program; her likeness will be stamped onto U.S. coins. Kim Godwin made history recently as the first Black woman president of ABC News. Denise Gardner

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Bemnet Meshesha, MSW

Bemnet Meshesha, MSW

Bemnet is a Senior Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, and a Researcher of Black experiences. She is a Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project.