Black History

Here’s a brief list of some amazingly incredible Black women in history.

Josephine Baker
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(1906-1975)
Singer, Dancer & Activist.
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.
Oprah Winfrey 
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(1954-)
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 Berry
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(1966-)
Film Actress.
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
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(1956-)
Astronaut & physician.
Mae is the first African American woman to go into space.
Angela Davis
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(1944-)
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.
Wangari Maathai
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(1940-2011)
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 Copeland
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(1982-)
Ballet Dancer.
Misty is the first African American performer to be appointed as a principal dancer for American Ballet Theater.
Daisy Bates
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(1914-1999)
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.
Shonda Rhimes
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(1970-)
Television producer & Screenwriter.
Shonda is the first African American woman to create and executive-produce a top 10 prime time television series.
Sheila Johnson
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(1949-)
Entrepreneur and businesswoman.
Sheila is the co-founder BET and is also part-owner of three sports team in the NHL, NBA and WNBA.
Michelle Obama 
Michelle Obama Visits DC High School To Discuss Importance Of Education
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 12: First lady Michelle Obama speaks to students about higher education during an event at the Bell Multicultural High School, November 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The first lady told students to commit to their education so that they can create a better future for themselves and their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(1964-)
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.

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