develop abilities to improve the standards of living for us, as children, and for the women to be the acknowledgement of our respect, dignity, and pride publicly, privately, and politically.Black Women Activists, like Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Mary Church Terrell, Eugenia Burns Hope,left their husbands to pursue political careers. Bethune, Brown, and Jane Edna Hunter were separatists. These womenseparated themselves from their husbands to do race work. Dean Lucy Shore of Howard University had chosen to, or chosenot to marry but to spend their lives with other women preferably their colleagues at the University. These actions served tochange the thoughts of women. Marital status, at the time had been, "a separation but, acceptable." If it not were for appearance , impeccable and rarely faltered, the status of women today would not be the same, respectable, with a degreeof success known for dual responsibilities, variety of strategies and the ability to serve under Booker T. Washington, W.E.B.Dubois, and a few other Black Political Leaders of Yesterday. African Americans, today suffer daily indignities, railroad tracks,canals that divide us, into black and white stereotypes. Racial relations become strain, misguided and abusive to the times of relief for if it were not for our forefathers' building churches as, the center of the community creating baptisms revivals, to bea major part of religious social life we would not be the need of psychological, physical, and material oppression of other women, today. "Dr. Texas Adams, his wife Ladosia had been the physician at McCleod Hospital from 1911 to 1975 and on theboard of trustees for more than 50 years. Lack of money was not, a major obstacle." "Meager educational facilities, racial prejudices of the most violent type-crime and violence, are the real issues of the past, and not of the present. In 1899,wealthy white women of the Palmetto Club agreed to support black schools, believing it was in the best interests of the city to help educate. White schools held nine-month terms and public education facilities were available through the twelfthgrade.','The State of Florida, only had 3 or 4 state supported public high schools for black students, 4 or 5 month terms at the6th and 7th grade level 1 public kindergarten, 1 public elementary school, and a few church-run schools." (Mary McCleod Bethune-Cookman & Black Political Activism, p.58)
What are abolitionist strongholds?
To be freed of slavery, the slavery mentality, and the mentality of enslavement to know that we are not slaves but, men,women, and children not of slaves by choice, but by force will not tamper with the provoked issue of conflict but resolvedomestic violence among separatists, or the legal act of separation. This can only result for the movement of community solidarity for our women leaders to rise to political leadership, and the will to empower other women to serve, and help freeus from not giving the respect to women, for of whom we came from and deserve, this is our, Revelation. Thank you, Dr. Rev.Iyanla Vanzant for being our inspiration for the 2012 Black History Month Event and we hope to hear from you soon.Have a Good Night.