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Author: Katherine Dunn

Katherine "Kate" Dunn is a travel, nature and photography enthusiast. She is a New York native and was the Digital Editorial Coordinator of ILoveNY.com and the I LOVE NY app from January 2016 to December 2017.

March is Women's History Month, but just as history is larger than a single month, so too are the people that inspire female empowerment. From Eleanor Roosevelt's human rights work at the United Nations to Lucille Ball's industry firsts, here are seven facts you probably didn't know about iconic women in history--and the places in New York that celebrate their feats.

Rosa Parks, MLK Jr. and Harriet Tubman - these names often come to mind when thinking of Black history in the United States. But just as history is grander than a handful of memories, so are the people and acts of bravery celebrated during Black History Month and every month of the year. In celebration of moments throughout history, here are 10 unique facts about Black history in New York State.