It was a question residents and officials in Springfield, Montgomery County, were debating this week at a town hall meeting on diversity and inclusion following two incidents in the township last year, in March and November.
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, will give the Democratic Party's response to the State of the Union speech. But Axios, a political news site, chose a photo of Abrams that critics said played into the "angry black woman" trope. People tweeted, Axios caved.
“Women were at the forefront of the civil rights struggle, but their individual stories were rarely heard,” said Bettye Collier-Thomas, a professor of history at Temple University. She is co-editor of "Sisters in the Struggle: African-American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement."