The preamble of the Constitution begins with, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.

But when the Constitution was written, that “we” ultimately stood for anyone who wasn’t Black or a woman. Women, specifically, Black women, have been putting in work for hundreds of years. Whether it was leading the enslaved through the underground railroad, fighting for our civil rights, or even as we did this past mid-term election – kicking ass and taking names.

As part of ESSENCE’s continued celebration of all things Black Girl Magic, this Women’s History Month, our series She, The People, will highlight several women who are serving in their communities, who you may not even know about. She, The People will prove that Black women are still getting the job done, in order to make this country a better place for generations to come.

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