After the dust settled from the 2020 election and the January Senate runoff races in Georgia, it became clear that Black women had largely saved the Democratic Party.

From Vice President Kamala Harris energizing the presidential ticket and satisfying the demand for effective representation coming from President Joe Biden’s Black voter base, to Stacey Abrams spearheading the effort to turn Georgia blue for the first time in years. The narrative that Black women saved the Democratic Party this election cycle, while finally giving Black women their due, unintentionally overlooks all the other times that they have been the saviors, champions and driving forces of the party.

Here are six other instances of Black women coming to the rescue for Democrats.