There are truly some amazing South Side women in Chicago history and I’d like to spotlight a few of my favorites. I will not go into their full histories; you can check them out yourself. However, I will share why I adore these ladies.
Rev. Willie Barrow
Affectionately known as “the little warrior”, the civil rights activist is a force to be reckoned with. Don’t let the short stature fool you. Dr. Barrow’s powerful presence and strong voice definitely command attention.
Dr. Margaret Burroughs
Dr. Margaret Burroughs is one of the founders of DuSable Museum of African American History and the South Side Arts Center. She was truly a visionary as DuSable was the first Black History museum in Chicago and in the United States. Also, she roller skated well into her 90s.
Rev. Addie Wyatt
Rev. Addie Wyatt was a powerhouse in the labor movement. This was a bold move at that time because people were getting killed just for joining unions. And she was leading initiatives as a black female!! Gotta love this woman working her purpose.
These are just a few of the amazing South Side women in Chicago History. I know there are so many more, but I just wanted to give honor to those I adore.
Shorty’s Note: The title of this article was borrowed from KeriLynn Engel’s Amazing Women in History site.
What about you?
Who are some of your favorite South Side women in Chicago History??
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Join me in congratulating the South Side’s very own Delece Williams, Founder & Producer of Kidz Korna, for being one of the honorees of the 2014 Lewis Hines Award for Service to Youth and Children for her commitment to helping stop youth violence and child abuse in the community.
Delece on plane to receive award
Delece and her award
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Images: Facebook pages of Delece Williams and Farley “JackMaster” Funk
March is National Women’s History month and I would like to kick it off by saluting the women of yesterday, whose actions, courage and dogged determination allow me to enjoy the freedoms I enjoy today.
Be sure to check out TV shows, books and events celebrating women and report to us.