As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it only seems perfect that two phenomenal Black women make national headlines. Legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday and civil rights icon Coretta Scott King were recently inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the nation’s oldest membership organization recognizing the achievements of great American women.

The two women were among 11 inductees immortalized in the legendary hall of fame in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the American women’s rights movement.

“From an early suffragist to a civil rights pioneer; from a university president to trailblazers in health and science; each of these women have demonstrated fortitude, perseverance, intelligence and hope,” said Christine Moulton, executive director of the Hall of Fame.

King and Holiday were selected from a group of more than 200 completed nominations during a  rigorous national judging process.

We’re glad they made the cut – let’s hear it for Black women who have changed our lives and history!