From NBC Miami: This year Black History Month celebrates African-American women in American culture and history — something Miami Congresswoman Frederica Wilson knows a lot about.

“I’m a proud black woman,” she said.

Wilson, a longtime Miami activist who is now in Congress, told NBC Miami that strong black women deserve an entire month of recognition.

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“We have always been there in the trenches, supporting the men but working twice as hard, raising the children and raising other people’s children,” Wilson said. “Black women hold such an honorable place in black history.”

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