Two little Black girls grew up in the 70s, a time when the Jim Crow south still cast a shadow over more of the country than we’d like to believe. Those two girls went on to stand on an international stage and I, another little 70’s Black girl watched in awe, knowing. The fact that there were THREE (!) Black women on the stage; Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama and Amanda Gorman, was a Big Thing for little girls who look like me, for girls everywhere, and for everyone who loves girls anywhere.
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