Hilary Clinton wasn’t the only woman who made history at the recent Democratic National Convention. This year’s convention was also unprecedented because it was led by a powerful group of Black 

Chief among them are three women who occupied the top positions of the DNC: Donna Brazile, who served as the interim chair of the Democratic Party; Leah Daughtry, convention CEO; and Marcia Fudge, the convention chair. Through their sound leadership, and with the help of many others, these women pulled off an unforgettable and history making convention. They kept the massive gathering on schedule and, as much as possible, on message.

Even beyond these three, Black women were highly visible at last week’s Convention, and it was clear Democrats hope to maintain the 2008 and 2012 coalition that included a record number of Black women voting and mobilizing their networks to elect President Obama.

Learn more about these amazing ladies.