African American history is a big deal to The Daily News, and, this week we're aiming to publish our first major editorial (of several parts) about iconic African Americans who have changed the course of history forever. This week, we're discussing 5 women who have redefined our lives in minimal or humungous ways.
This article is part of our newest series: Defining African American Culture, From a Modern View in cooperation with the African American history museum in Harlem New York City.
Born Isabella Baumfree, Baumfree was born into slavery. After escaping her horrific means as a slave, she, later moved to New York City with her family. Following the passing of the Emancipation Act, Baumfree would go on to become one of the best known speakers about women...