Jakeé Harry became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Jackée Harry - Girl Meets World Wiki

girlmeetsworld.wikia.com

Sharon Pratt Kelly, first African American woman mayor a major American city, Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. degree in political science from Howard University in 1965 and a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law in 1968.

Kelly, Sharon Pratt Dixon (1944- ) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

blackpast.org

Susanna “Dora” Salter became quite famous, both nationally and internationally, in 1887 when the townspeople of Argonia, Kansas elected her as the first woman mayor in the United States. She was also the first woman to be elected to any political office in the U.S. At the time, she was only 27 years old.

Susanna “Dora” Salter

historybyzim.com

In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headline....

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

huffingtonpost.com

Mellody Hobson is the president of Ariel Capital Management, the largest African American-owned capital management firm in the world.

Princeton Alumni Weekly: A moment with...

paw.princeton.edu

14 Striking Photos Of Women At Work During The First World War

14 Striking Photos Of Women At Work During The First World War

buzzfeed.com

Joan Myers Brown made history as one of the first black dancers in a white dance company.

Joan Myers Brown | Brenda Dixon Gottschild

bdixongottschild.com

Bessie Stringfield (1911–1993), nicknamed "The Motorcycle Queen of Miami",was the first African-American woman to ride across the United States solo, and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle dispatch riders for the United States military. Stringfield was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.; the award bestowed by the American Motorcyclist Association for 'Superior Achievement by a Female Motorcyclist' is named in her honor.

Saved by
Barbara Bellows

Phyllis Haver - 1928.

Pinned from
vintage-retro.tumblr.com

Ann Agnes Bernatitus. United State Navy nurse. She became the first American recipient of the Legion of Merit (legionnaire) for her heroism during the siege of Bataan and Corregidor from December 1941 through April 1942.

Pinned from
jobsinthemedicalfield.net

Amy Johnson was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, which she achieved at the age of 26. Her flying career began in 1928 and other triumphs included becoming the first female ground engineer licensed by the Air Ministry, and being awarded the C.B.E. for her flying achievements.

Pinned from
elodiedreams.tumblr.com

Thelma Porter, Miss Subways New York City, 1948. Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April, 1948.

Pinned from
collarcitybrownstone.com

On May 5, 1950 poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Gwendolyn Brooks

english.illinois.edu

First African American Breck Girl

Pinned from
pzrservices.typepad.com

Patricia Bath: Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in 1986.

Patricia Bath Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story

biography.com

Faith In Humanity Restored - 31 Pics

Faith In Humanity Restored - 31 Pics

dumpaday.com

Brenda Schad (born 1971), Native American model founded the Native American Children’s Fund in Oklahoma and is of Choctaw and Cherokee descent.

Pinned from
logangaiarpg.tumblr.com

Yukiko Tsukuba, early Japanese silent film star

FY! Modern flapper

fuckyeahmodernflapper.tumblr.com

On July 21, 1896, At The 19th Street Baptist Church In Washington, DC, The National Association Of Colored Women Was Formed By A Merger Of The National Federation Of Afro-American Women And The Colored Women's League. Mary Church Terrell, A DC School Board Member At The Time, Was Elected Its First President And The Organization Adopted The Slogan, "Lift As We Climb." Read More, In Today's BLACK IN TIME Blog!! http://www.blackintime.info/black-in-time-a-moment-in-our-history/mary-terrell

Saved by
Barbara Bellows

Dr. Sadye Beatryce Curry is the first African American woman in the United States to become a gastroenterologist. "...at the time of my training," she says, "it was considered to be a 'man's profession' much more so than it is today.

Changing the Face of Medicine | Dr. Sadye Beatryce Curry

nlm.nih.gov

Too Black For America: 1950's Beauty Helen Williams - The First African American Fashion Model >>Helen Williams was the 1st female African American fashion model to break into the mainstream. But it was the French, rather than the Americans, that embraced her.

Pinned from
arogundade.com

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin spent two years developing a bioplastic from banana peels. She hopes the non-decaying plastic will help replace the need for petroleum-based plastic and combat pollution. Bilgin won the Scientific American Science in Action competition and is a finalist in the Google Science Fair.

Pinned from
inventorspot.com

The original treehuggers were Indian women in the Chipko movement protecting the destruction of their village and livelihood--the trees.

Where Did the Phrase “Tree-Hugger” Come From?

earthisland.org

Meanwhile, at a women's equality demonstration, possibly the best protest sign ever. ;D

Twitter... | Postris

ufunk.net