Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement are Black Women You've Never Heard of

The Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement are Black Women You've Never Heard of

USAtoday.com | Alia E Dastagir

Many heroes of the civil rights movement are women you’ve probably never heard of. History remembers the male leaders in the fight for human rights, but without women, so many victories wouldn’t have been possible.

On that historic August day in 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. told us his dream, we didn't get to hear what the women of the movement dreamed of because no woman spoke at length during the official program of the March on Washington.