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Described as “the backbone of the environmental justice movement,” these women pioneered the work to protect communities Originally published by The 19th This Black History Month, The 19th is telling the untold stories of women, women of color and LGBTQ+ people. Subscribe to their daily newsletter. When Leah Thomas was earning her degree in environmental studies, she found that what she was learning in college and her personal experience did not match up. Thomas, who is Black, noticed that the environmentalists she was studying did not look like her, nor did they look like the Black women she knew to…

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