17 Of The Most Inspiring Tweets From The 'Black Women Did That' Hashtag

From Henrietta Lacks to Gabby Douglas: RESPECT. 🙏
|

It doesn’t have to be Black History Month to celebrate the many accomplishments of black women. From Rosa Parks’s fight against injustice to Shirley Chisolm’s historic bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, black women did that ― and a new hashtag is calling these milestones out.

#BlackWomenDidThat, began trending on Twitter early Friday morning when user anthoknees tweeted:

Since then, the hashtag has been used to highlight black women throughout history who have broken barriers. From Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll, to Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, the first black woman in space, the hashtag has become a celebration of black woman excellence.

Below are just a few of some of the most inspiring tweets, calling attention to black women everyone should know about:

1
Dr. Mae Carol Jemison
2
Ava DuVernay
3
Tera Poole
4
Henrietta Lacks
5
Dr. Angela Davis
6
Phillis Wheatley
7
Shirley Chisholm
8
Mary Jane Patterson
9
Alice Bell
10
Claudette Colvin
11
Cécile Kyenge
12
Florence "Flo-Jo" Griffith Joyner
13
Rosa Parks
14
Biddy Mason
15
Mo'Ne Davis
16
Claudia Alexander
17
Gabby Douglas

Before You Go

2016 Black Girls Rock!