How These Women Honored Their History Will Make You Smile


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates Shawna Davis and Tiffany Mikel play no games when it comes to their mission to “faithfully [honor] one’s inherited legacy and courageously [realize] one’s infinite destiny.” 

It turns out there was a missed opportunity to do just that with the game they call “a staple in Black households.” 

The duo created “Heiritage,” a deck of playing cards designed with beautiful portraits of Black women history makers like Oprah, Michelle Obama, Bessie Coleman, and Nina Simone on each card’s face. 

Better still, each identity and number carefully matches to a corresponding fact about the woman’s life - encouraging learning and entertainment throughout the game. 

Thanks to products like Heiritage, the practice of giving our powerful historical figures the praise they justly deserve continues. 

Even Black celebrities have caught on! 

Yvonne Orji, the co-star of the television series “Insecure,” was seen playing with the Heiritage deck on the social media platform Instagram, which helped spread its popularity. 

Heiritage sells for an affordable $23.99! And we can’t wait to see which trailblazers will be featured on the men’s version, making its debut this spring! 

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