Hillary Clinton achieved the near impossible on July 28 when she officially accepted the Democratic Party's nomination. She's now the first female presidential nominee for a major party, and literally shattered a glass ceiling the day before accepting her nomination. 

While the former secretary of state's feat is historic, it also revealed how little Black women are celebrated when they break barriers.

Anthony J. Williams, editor-in-chief of Afrikan Black Coalition, decided to change that narrative.

He asked Twitter users to create a hashtag that celebrates Black women who shattered ceilings without fanfare or conventions.

"Yesterday, I watched Hillary Clinton become the first woman presidential nominee selected by the Democratic Party," Williams told Vox. "I thought of Shirley Chisholm, a Black woman who ran for president years ago but whom I only learned about recently. I started tweeting, and a friend joined in, highlighting other Black women."

In turn, Twitter user @Blueblue55 created #BlackWomenDidThat. Its been trending ever since.

The powerful hashtag acknowledges and appreciates the Black women who blazed the trail for Clinton to be the first female nominee for a major party. 

Among those honored is Shirley Chisholm, the first female candidate to earn delegates.

Chisholm campaigned for the nomination in 1972 with the slogan "unbought and unbossed." The "people's politician" didn't win the nomination, but she earned 151 delegates. Chisholm set the stage for Clinton's recent victory, as she detailed in her 1973 book "The Good Fight."

"I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo," Chisholm wrote.

"The next time a woman runs, or a Black, or a Jew or anyone from a group that the country is 'not ready' to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start…. I ran because somebody had to do it first. In this country, everybody is supposed to be able to run for president, but that has never really been true."
President Barack Obama summed it up best when he said during the 2015 Medal of Freedom ceremony that "Shirley Chisholm's example transcends her life."

Yet, Chisholm isn't the only Black woman to break barriers. Black women have been achieving historic shit for a long time.

Black women have slayed sports.

We've been innovative musicians, though we don't garner nearly enough acclaim.

Black women have constantly broken new ground in media. Shonda Rhimes, anybody?

Now, we're even starring in and creating wickedly-amazing comic book worlds.

Fashion is a forte of ours, as well.

STEM? We've been killing that too.

Most importantly, Black women have always been on the front lines for liberation. We've fought for freedom.

Rosa Parks did much more than refuse to give up her bus seat to a white man.

Celebrating Black female trailblazers insures that their dedication and hard work will never be forgotten.

So the next time someone asks about the "first" woman to reach a goal, there's a real possibility #BlackWomenDidThat — and they should be remembered for it. 

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