Olivia Ward Bush-Banks (1869-1944) was an American poet and playwright best known for celebrating both her African-American and Montauk heritages in her works. She also founded the Bush-Banks School of Expression in Chicago to foster emerging African-American talents. Some of her plays supported an interracial culture controversial for her day and were not produced during her lifetime.
Womanica, hosted by award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan, tells the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should. The Indigenous Women Series features the biographies of remarkable Indigenous woman from history. From Maria Tallchief to Wilma Mankiller, these women all made lasting contributions to their fields and communities.