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Annie Malone: First African American Female Millionaire .Yes, Annie Malone was t. Annie Malone: First African American Female Millionaire .Yes, Annie Malone was the first African American Female Millionaire, not Madame C. Black History Facts, Black History Month, Black Art, Kings & Queens, African American Women, African Americans, Celtic, My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful Body

Annie Malone: First African American Millionairess (Educator, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist) -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute -- www.PoroCollege.com

Annie Malone: First African American Millionairess (Educator, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist) -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute -- www.PoroCollege.com

Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: 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 Photo Vintage, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Black Glamour, Fc Chelsea, Pelo Natural, Natural Hair, Black History Facts, Strange History

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.

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph. (economics) in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Black History Month, Black History Facts, We Are The World, In This World, Non Plus Ultra, Photos Originales, Divas, African American Women, African Americans

Sadie T.M Alexander, 1st African-American woman to receive a PhD in the U.S. in 1921 & 1st African-Ameican to graduate from Univ. of Penn Law School & admitted to PA Bar

Before she became known as the “replacement” mom on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Daphne Maxwell Reid was the first African American woman named Homecoming Queen at Northwestern University and the first Black woman to grace the cover of Glamour Magazine. Black Girls Rock, Black Girl Magic, We Are The World, In This World, Kings & Queens, Divas, Homecoming Queen, Black History Facts, Women Names

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Lucy Craft Laney (April 1854 – October was an early African American educator who was the first to establish a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia. She was born in Macon, Georgia, to former slaves. Black History Month, Black History Facts, American Children, African American Women, African Americans, Kings & Queens, Hulk, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful

Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854 – October 24, 1933) was an early African American educator who was the first to establish a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia. She was born in Macon, Georgia, to former slaves. Although it was illegal for blacks to read at the time of her birth, she was taught by a slave owner's sister, and by 1869 she was enrolled in Atlanta University. Enrollment in her first school in Macon was only 6; by 1928 it had grown to over 800 students.

Alexis Levi, first African-American Woman to own a Men's Professional Basketball Team. Alexis holds the titles of CEO and General Manager. Black History Facts, Black History Month, African American Women, African Americans, Kings & Queens, Black Art, By Any Means Necessary, Divas, Black Pride

Alexis Levi - First African-American Woman to own a Men's Professional Basketball Team. Alexis holds the titles of CEO and General Manager. She is a Consultant to Sports Professionals and Sports Management Groups; Sports Agent; and 2008 Ebony Magazine Top 150 Most Influential African Americans.

“ Helen Williams, the first African American fashion model to cross over into the mainstream,photographed by Peter Basch c. ” “ Helen Williams, the first African American fashion model to cross over into the mainstream,photographed by Peter Basch c. Helen Williams, Vanessa Williams, Vintage Black Glamour, Vintage Beauty, Vintage Fashion, 1950s Fashion, Vintage Style, Vintage Ladies, Women In History

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vintagegal: “ Helen Williams, the first African American fashion model to cross over into the mainstream,photographed by Peter Basch c. 1950s ”

Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: 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 Photo Vintage, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Black Glamour, Fc Chelsea, Pelo Natural, Natural Hair, Black History Facts, Strange History

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.

Today in Black History, - Frederick Clinton Branch was the first Black American officer in the United States Marine Corps. Today In Black History, Black History Facts, Black History Month, Black Art, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful, African History, Before Us, African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Welcome to the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience! The Wright Museum opens minds and changes lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.

Shoshana Johnson First African American Woman POW/Speaker The first African… Black History Facts, Black History Month, Black Girls Rock, Black Girl Magic, African American Women, African Americans, My Black Is Beautiful, Before Us, African American History

Shoshana Johnson First African American Woman POW/Speaker The first African American POW, Johnson was held hostage for 22 days in Iraq, and survived her captivity despite enduring bullet wounds in both of her ankles. Her heroic story is chronicled with vivid honesty in her...

Janet Emerson Bashen is the first African American female to hold a patent for a software invention. Her software, LinkLine, is a web-based application for EEO claims intake and tracking, claims management, document management and numerous reports. African American Inventors, African American Women, African Americans, African American Scientists, Native American, Black History Facts, Black History Month, Strange History, By Any Means Necessary

Biography of Janet Emerson Bashen, American Inventor

Janet Emerson Bashen is the first African-American woman to hold a patent for a software invention. Learn more about her life and work.

Ann Moore Gregory was a pioneering African-American female golfer. Gregory took home over 400 trophies and won over 300 golf tournaments from all over the world in the span of her career. Gregory was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi, on July 1912 and died in Women In History, Black History, Afro, African Diaspora, Black Girls Rock, Before Us, African American History, History Facts, Black People

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Professional Golfer Ann Gregory, 1956. First African American Woman to compete in a USGA Championship.