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5 Female Fashion Pioneers You've Probably Never Heard of

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I read Diane von Furstenberg's biography, The Woman I Wanted to Be, I was reminded of the significant role of women in the world of fashion. Match the following women with her accomplishment.

Lincoln Film Forgets D.C.'s Frederick Douglass -- And African American Leadership

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Unlike Lincoln, we cannot ignore Frederick Douglass' critique in the current conversation over equality, or lack thereof, of opportunity, access and mobility in this country.

Black Style Now? Shouldn't the Obamas Also Choose Black Designers?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Is the fact that the Obamas have so far passed over black tailors or dress designers a triviality? Or is it a crucial indicator of what's to come?