But these contemporary icons are far from the first influential Black women in history who made lasting change in the United States. The ground-breaking firsts stretch back centuries, beyond Rosa Parks and Katherine Johnson — one of the mathematicians for NASA who had a hand in sending Americans to space for the first time. Nadia Valentine, a former broadcasting major at Drake University, emphasized the importance of remembering significant Black figures from the past in an interview with Teen Vogue. Nadia, who is Black, said her mother, who is white, used to ask her to spend time looking up influential Black historical figures after school during every Black History Month. At the time, Nadia might have preferred to play outside.
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Young black people are nine times more likely to be locked up in England and Wales than young white people, according to Ministry of Justice analysis. The report, commissioned by Downing Street and carried out by the Labour MP David Lammy, is expected to include strong recommendations for action. The Lammy review was given a political boost by Theresa May when she pledged to fight racial injustice during a speech on the steps of No 10 after she became prime minister last year. An interim report by Lammy last November confirmed that people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds were more likely to be jailed for some crimes than those who were white.
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The Scottsboro Boys were nine African-American teenagers, ages 12 to 19, accused in Alabama of raping two white women in The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The cases included a lynch mob before the suspects had been indicted, all-white juries , rushed trials, and disruptive mobs. It is commonly cited as an example of a miscarriage of justice in the United States legal system.