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Do You Know the Powerful Work of Ella Baker?

She was given the name “Fundi” which is a Swahili word roughly meaning a person who passes down a craft to the next generation. It was this moniker that reflected the life work of Ella Baker, one of the most prominent female black activists of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

Did You Know A Black Woman Invented The Home Security System You Use Today?

In 1966, Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the closed circuit television security system which has come to be known as the “home security system.” Brown was born on October 30th, 1922 in Queens New York. Her system allowed homeowners and business owners to view a person at the door and hear the caller’s voice at the same time.