“I did my best and my best is good enough” – Celebrating African American Women

Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter

At last night’s 91st Academy Awards, two African-American women became the first to win in their categories: Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler for costume design and production design, respectively, in “Black Panther.”

As African American History Month draws to a close and Women’s History Month begins, visit your local library to check out books about other extraordinary African American women who broke through barriers and achieved amazing things! Or visit our Biography Reference Center database for biographical information about thousands of historical individuals right at your fingertips!


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