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Black women who were kind of ahead of their time

Created: 8/5/2022 5:27 p.m

Katherine Johnson im Langley Research Center in Virgina.
NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson. © dpa

In history books they are mostly invisible: black women. A Getty Images collection now features pictures of them – BuzzFeed News was allowed to use them.

Representation is an important issue in our diverse society. People of all skin colors should have a place in children’s books, in politics and in the media. However, black people did not have this for a long time. Racial segregation was still an issue in America in the 1950s – today Black people have the problem that they are not heard or seen. Getty Images wants to change that and is bringing out the “Black History & Culture Collection” (BHCC). features images from the collection – of 11 Black women who were somehow ahead of their time.

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