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Bump these Confederate statues celebrating slavery, white supremacy and “American history”! We have our own sheroes!

And with news that folks are sending around a petition that Missy Elliott deserves her own Monument in Charlottesville, we’ve been thinking what other African-American women deserve to have their legacies immortalized in stone in the South.

From Missy to Former First Lady Michelle Obama to Congresswoman Maxine Waters, here are 10 Black women who we need to have statues in their name NOW!

#WeWillPersist: 10 Black Women Who Deserve Their Own Monuments  was originally published on