ATLANTA, GA - MAY 31: A woman with 'BLM' written on her cheek poses for a picture during a demonstration on May 31, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Across the country, protests have erupted following the recent death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Credit: Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

The constant fight for Black lives is heavy, tiresome, and seemingly never-ending. Yet, if there is anything history has shown — we continue to rise.

From the earliest days of colonization and enslavement to the present, every generation of Black folks has seen the rise of leaders and movements fighting for liberation.  

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This history is rich, with figures like Frederick Douglass, who worked to abolish slavery; Harriet Tubman, who led enslaved people to freedom; W.E.B. Du Bois, who helped form the NAACP; and Ida B. Wells, whose investigative reporting on lynching awarded her a Pulitzer Prize, and many more.  

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