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

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    First African American Breck Girl

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    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.

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

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    Yukiko Tsukuba, early Japanese silent film star

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    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!! www.blackintime.i...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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    A Woman's War by Captain Gail Harris - Navy's First African American Female Intelligence Officer awe.sm/o4ndt

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    Margaret Murray Washington (1865-1925) born March 9, 1865, was one of ten children born to sharecroppers. Her father was of Irish descent and her mother was African American. Murray attended Fisk University for eight years and graduated in 1889. The following year she became “Lady Principal” at Tuskegee Institute where she met Booker T. Washington. In 1892 she married Washington, becoming his third wife.

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    Modern Toronto house with an aluminum paneled exterior #MadeInToronto

    On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech

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    Learn how home automation makes it more convenient than ever to create and maintain a comfortable home.

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    Gail Fisher (1935-2000) was one of the first African American women to play substantive roles in American television. She's best remembered for playing secretary 'Peggy Fair' on the detective series Mannix (1967-75, CBS).

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    The highly educated Soror Founder Ethel Carr Watson was from Parkersburg, West Virginia. During the significant March for Women's Suffrage, Ms. Watson confided that her family told her not to march, but was forced to defy the order because she was selected to hold the banner since she was the tallest. She pursued her teaching career over a period of thirty years. She then retired and began a second career as a dramatic performer.

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    Connie Morgan, 1955. Recruited at age 19. 3rd of 3 women in the Negro Baseball League. Played for the Indianapolis Clowns 1954-1955 and the North Philadelphia Honey Drippers, an all female team. Morgan had a career batting average of .368, ironically the record is held by Ty Cobb at .366.

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    Lucy E. Parsons (1853-1942) “Feared by the authorities because of her charismatic fiery speeches and intellect, the first Afro-Latina woman of color to engage prominently in the history of the Leftist American labor movement was labeled as ‘more dangerous than a thousand rioters’ by the Chicago Police Department."

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    Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences.

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    Pack Horse Librarians...During the depression librarians carried books on horseback throughout the poor sections of Kentucky. Bringing outside news and learning to the nooks and hollows.

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    Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women" #Alcott #civil_war #Little_Women

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    Violet Constance Jessop - The Unsinkable Woman. She survived all 3 of the White Star Line’s sister ships' disasters. She was a stewardess aboard the Olympic when it collided with a ship in 1911. She was a stewardess aboard the Titanic when it hit the iceberg. The Britannic was made into a hospital ship for WWI. Violet became a nurse & was working aboard when an explosion sank the ship. Violet continued to work for shipping lines until she retired in 1950. She died in 1971 of heart failure.

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    This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers- what was taken, from where, and by who. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.

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