I can think of no better evidence expressing the glorious legacy of Black Women more so than the historical records. These historical records, however, are not always in order, complete or even accurate due to the testimonies of some who say they are historians. This is where science comes in. One must remain mindful that articulating history is a scientific method and for that reason it must be approached with certain techniques in order to ensure that truth is revealed. Sometimes, well most of the time, truth is concealed in plain view...in linguistics; that is, words, phrases and expressions. This is an area where a lot of hidden treasures, secrets if you will, about Black Women are hidden. Take the word Lesbian for example. Yes, I know what you might think it means and definitley what it connotes in this era due to prevailing assumptions. It should be clearly noted however the connotation we are familiar with is recent (circa 1800s) whereas the word itself is ancient. Lesbian comes from the word Lesbos (also also spelled Lesvos). Lesbos is a small island sandwiched between Turkey and Greece and is considered to be part of Greece. First, what is not well-known about this word Lesbian is this was an island of black people in the Ancient World along with Sparta. Secondly, this Island, Lesbian, was known to have the most beautiful Black Women in that region of the northern Aegean Sea. One of the first most beautiful poetesses was born on this Greek Island. Her name was Sappho. Despite what false imagery you are given, this Queen was black. And her work had been mistranslated as a support to re-define what true Lesbians are. But that's for another discourse. What we should know now is that Sappho and others like her, was not only beautiful but extremely wise and intelligent orators who could gather crowds of thousands. She taught the glorification of Black Women just like those Queens in Ephesus were doing under Queen Di-Yanna (Diana). Sappho was a lesbian, meaning she was a beautiful Black Woman from Lesbos Island who happened to be a poetess writing very powerful work and inspired the young Black Queens in their beauty, intelligence and sophistication. She was so stunningly beautiful and talented that other cities around hers had her face carved in their coins. There were regular beauty contest held between the Lesbian maidens and those beautiful Black Women from the nearby Island of Tenedos: Special beauty contests were held regularly in Lesbos as well as in the neighboring island of Tenedos. The ground taken at these contests was that beauty was as deserving of honor as skill in athletics or courage in battle. The victor was doubtless crowned with myrtle as in other similar contests among the Greeks. The beauty of the women of Lesbos is ofetn referred to in early times...[Mary Mills Patrick. Sappho and the Island of Lesbos. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914), page 78]. Again, the original term Lesbian automatically would conjure up a Black Woman from the Island of Lesbos. For those women in the Ancient World who lived in Lesbos, it was a badge of honor and actually a boasting right that you come from that region. It would be synonomous in saying that you are a Black Woman who comes from a Greek Island overflowing with pageant Queens, glamour icons and top models. (Obviously a black man's dream). Clearly we see then another pristine example of the modification and migration of words and concepts divested from Black Women.