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The Black history I carry with me: Natanja Craig-Oquendo

A Beautiful Resistance celebrates Black History Month

Natanja Craig-Oquendo is the Executive Director of the Boston Women's Fund.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

A Beautiful Resistance is celebrating Black History Month by amplifying local stories of change-makers and the people inspired by them.

“My name is Natanja Craig-Oquendo and I want to celebrate New England Black History by honoring Renae Gray, a beloved leader and trailblazer for women and girls of color.”

Gray, a founding member of the Boston Women’s Fund, was a lifelong activist. She advocated for women and wellness, was a philanthropist, a preserver of Black history, and so much more.

Natanja Craig-Oquendo is executive director of the Boston Women’s Fund. She is committed to social, economic, and racial justice.

Jeneé Osterheldt can be reached at jenee.osterheldt@globe.com and on Twitter @sincerelyjenee.