Check Out The Astrological Signs Of These Influential Black Women

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Mary Church Terrell, 1863-1954, one of the First African-American Women to Earn a College Degree, National Activist for Civil Rights and Suffrage, Seated Portrait

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Mary Church Terrell, “The Initiating” Libra

Born from September 23rd to October 22nd, Libras catalyzing power is persuasion in communication. As the “initiators” who get things going, Miz Chartreuse said this star sign knows how to move the energy in a space. According to the astrologist, there’s an easy-breeziness to their scales — and Libras are usually able to see all sides of a situation. Rather than approaching things with an “either/or” mindset, Libras come from a place of “both/and.”

As a member of the growing Black middle to upper class during the late 19th to early 20th century, who fought for the rights of Black people and women, Mary Chruch Terrell’s life was definitely one of balancing scales. Being remembered as one of the great anti-lynching advocates of her time, Terrell founded and served as the first president of the National Association of Colored Women — whose “Lifting as we climb,” motto that she came up with is still frequently heard today.

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