12 Black Women You Should Know // Marley Dias

Marley Dias is a Black-American activist and feminist. She launched a campaign called #1000BlackGirlBooks in November 2015, when she was in sixth grade. Marley Dias’ specific book drive includes black girls as the main characters, not the minor or background characters. Her wish was to collect 1,000 books to donate for the black girls. Her two friends Briana and Amina joined her campaign to help and they started to be called “BAM” in social media. After a short time, she collected more than 9,000 books. Many of these books have been sent to a children’s book drive in Jamaica.