HERstory in Black: Meet 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history

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HERstory in Black: Meet 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history

Published February 21, 2017
CBC News

In celebration of Black History Month, HERstory in Black shares the experiences of 150 women who excel in their field, who push for greater diversity and who help build vibrant communities.

Emily Mills initiated the project as an extension of How She Hustles, a network of more than 5,000 women from diverse backgrounds. In a series of photo shoots, based in Toronto, she brought together these women to showcase their lives and expertise. The initiative comes in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary as a country.

“HERstory in Black is intended to shine the light on black women – right here and right now,” Mills said. “I know how critical it is honour pioneers of the past, but also how important it is that we continue to tell new stories and hear different voices.”

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