Freda ‘Josephine Baker’ McDonald was a syndicated singer and dancer in France in the 1920’s. She was one of the highest paid performers in France and devoted her life to fighting racism and segregation.
Film Actress, Philanthropist, Publisher, Talk show host, & Television Producer.
Oprah’s résumé is extensively long. She’s achieved the unthinkable and is still breaking down barriers. She has built an empire that continues to grow. Her television network, OWN has been doing great for years. There’s nothing that this woman cannot do.
Halle is the first and only African American woman to win an Academy award for outstanding leading actress and is the one of the highest paid actress in Hollywood. She is also a former model and beauty queen.
Mae C. Jemison
Astronaut & physician.
Mae is the first African American woman to go into space.
Women’s rights activist, Civil rights activist, Writer & Scholar.
Angela is a passionate women’s rights and civil rights activist who has written countless books about thus.
Political activist, environmental activist, Scholar, & Writer.
Wangari was the first woman in Central and East Africa to earn a doctorate. She was the also the first African woman to earn a Nobel Peace Prize.
Misty is the first African American performer to be appointed as a principal dancer for American Ballet Theater.
Civil rights activist, Publisher, & Journalist.
Daisy was the president of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP and documented the battle to end segregation in Arkansas.
Television producer & Screenwriter.
Shonda is the first African American woman to create and executive-produce a top 10 prime time television series.
Entrepreneur and businesswoman.
Sheila is the co-founder BET and is also part-owner of three sports team in the NHL, NBA and WNBA.
Lawyer and U.S First Lady.
Michelle is the first African American First Lady in the U.S. Prior to being FLOTUS, Michelle was a city administrator in Chicago and a lawyer. She is also a Harvard and Princeton graduate.