History helps us learn who we are, but when we don’t know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished.
Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women.
The impact of women’s history might seem abstract to some, and insignificant to the immediate struggles of working women presently.
But to ignore the vital role that women’s dreams and accomplishments play in our own lives would be a great mistake.
We draw strength and inspiration from those who came before us and they are part of our journey. An inclusive history recognizes the importance women have always been in American society.
Bessie Coleman is a phenomenal but overlooked woman. The impact of her achievements might seem abstract to some, and less pressing than the immediate struggles of working women today. But to ignore the vital role that Bessie Coleman dreams and accomplishments play in our own lives would be a great mistake. She was apart of our story, and a truly balanced and inclusive history recognizes how important women have always been in American society.
La’Jatienne Pierce is a junior mass communication major from Princeton, Texas.