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Grandmaster Linda Denley Have you heard of her?

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Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator, the first female pilot of African American descent, and the first person of African American descent to have an international pilot license.

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Quvenzhané Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination, and the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

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Let's Talk: Dorothy Dandridge & Marilyn Monroe (Part Two)

Actress Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress.

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Dr. Patricia Era Bath is an African American/Native American ophthalmologist and the inventor of the Laserphaco Probe. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.

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Stunning Vintage Photos Show the Beauty of African-American Women from between 1920s-40s via vintage everyday

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Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told By Gramps James

Famous African American Women | Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told ...

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Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first Black woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts2.html#ixzz2XSMje5Ep

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Katherine Mary Dunham, dancer, choreographer, author, educator, & social activist, aka "Matriarch & Queen Mother of Black dance" & "dancer Katherine the Great". She had one of the most successful dance careers in American & European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company (the only self-supported American Black dance troupe at that time). She was an innovator in African-American modern dance, as well as a leader in the field of ethnochoreology (dance anthropology)…

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Carrie Meek was the first African American woman elected to the Florida Senate. (1980) | Florida Memory

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