To celebrate Black History Month, one student at The Hockaday School is writing about influential African-American women every day.

Eighth-grader Madison M. made a website to post daily blogs about Black women who have made an impact on U.S. history.

“Women play a vital role in Black history even though their stories not heard as often,” she writes on her website. “My mission is to make their stories heard and celebrate their accomplishments.”

Each day, readers can learn about women who have made a difference in civil rights, politics and the arts, women such as Rosa Parks, Cicely Tyson, Shirley Chisholm and Phillis Wheatley.

Madison, a Girl Scout cadette, is taking on the project in an effort to earn the Silver Award, the highest honor a cadette can achieve.

The Hockaday School applauded Madison on her work.

“Bravo, Madison, for your dedication, perseverance, and sharing spirit—we will all learn so much from your passion project!” the school said in a Facebook post.

Subscribe to Madison’s blog here.

Read about what other Preston Hollow students are doing this February to celebrate Black History Month here.


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