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Career Books Every Young Woman Needs to Read. My to-read list is already full but I will definitely get around to some of these.
Thelma Porter carrying her books as Miss Subways, 1948. Porter became the first black Miss Subways, more than three decades before Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America in 1983. Women of all races competed against one another until the pageant ended in 1976.
Mary McLeod Bethune is well known as an educator, administrator, and federal government appointee under several Presidents, On the night before the election in 1920 in Daytona, Florida, with her efforts having produced one hundred brand new African-American voters, Bethune was approached by no less than eighty Ku Klux Klan members warning her to stay away from the polls.the following day in open defiance, Bethune herself marched her voters to the polls to vote for their very first time
Nichelle Nichols - Became the first African-American to place her handprints in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre, along with the rest of the Star Trek cast. In 1992, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6633 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more trivia »
Amanda Randolph (September 21, 1896 - August 23, 1967) was a singer, pianist, restauranteur, and actress. She was the first African American to star in a regular televsion show ("Amanda", on Dumont in 1948) and portrayed Louise on the Danny Thomas Show/. She also appeared on Broadway in "Shuffle Along", in several Oscar Michaux films, and as Sapphire's mother Ramona on the Amos 'n' Andy radio show. #TodayInBlackHistory
Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938 as her cat hangs out on her shoulder. Born in Boston, Ms. Jones was encouraged by both parents to pursue art and she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1927. After studying art at Harvard and Columbia, she established the art department at Palmer Memorial Institute, the black preparatory school founded by Charlotte Hawkins Brown in Sedalia, North Carolina.