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Thursday marked Black Women’s Equal Pay Day — meaning Black women worked all of 2019 and 225 days into 2020 to earn the equivalent of what white men earned in 2019. The day shines a light on the pay gap (nearly $1 million in lost income over the course of a Black woman's career) as well as the myriad of ways Black women are held back from reaching their full potential in the workforce. And this inequity is not limited to pay. One data point that always strikes us is that only 1% venture-backed firms have a Black founder with the average amount of VC investment for Black female founders being $42,000 compared to the overall average of $1.14 million invested. Not to mention the disparate economic repercussions of COVID-19 for Black women.


While this data is enough to make anyone want to throw their computer out the window, we do continue to see small signs of progress. This year’s Black women’s Equal Pay Day was juxtapositioned with the announcement of the first woman of color on a major political party ticket. And as coverage ramps up to next week’s centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, we’ve also seen many Black suffragists get some of the recognition they undoubtedly deserve. 


Here’s to the steps forward while always acknowledging how far we still have to go.

To mark the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and National Archives are collaborating to uplift suffragists' stories on social media. From now through August 26, you can learn voting-rights history drawn from all three institutions' collections. And don’t miss their GIFs and Instagram stickers to share on your social media!
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