Famous Black Women
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Barack Obama flashing the Vulcan salute with the original Lieutenant Uhura. (via Digg)
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on Star Trek.
@BarackObama and @RealNichelle making the "Live Long And Prosper" sign
Obama: Star Wars or Star Trek? The President reveals which sci-fi franchise is his favorite. Live Long and Prosper!
Our President and Nichele Nichols being Trekkies in the Oval office. Live long and prosper!
The actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek, was in Washington last February and took the opportunity to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House.
Live Long and Prosper - President Obama and Star Trek’s Uhura Flashing Vulcan Salutes. In the White House.
Fierce. Lovely. “Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. At 200 pounds, she was said to be a match for any two men in Montana Territory. She had a standing bet that she could knock a man out with one punch. Link update has her full story.
“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service.
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I love strong women of history....
Black History Month - #Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Mary Fields was the first African American woman and the second American woman to be employed as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. Mary was hired by the U.S. Postal Service because she was able to hitch a team of six horses to a Stagecoach faster than anyone other applicant. She earned the nickname Stagecoach Mary because of her reliability even in inclement weather that caused her to walk up to ten miles in the snow.
Doctor Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist from New York, was living in Los Angeles when she received her first patent, becoming the first African American female doctor to patent a medical invention. Patricia Bath's patent (#4,744,360) was for a method for removing cataract lenses that transformed eye surgery by using a laser device making the procedure more accurate. #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Bath)
Patricia Bath,first African American female doctor to patent a medical invention. Patricia Bath's patent (#4,744,360) was for a method for removing cataract lenses that transformed eye surgery by using a laser device making the procedure more accurate. From about.com
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LiPatricia Bath Dr. Patricia Bath achieved a series of firsts in her long medical career, the most notable being the first African-American woman doctor to receive a medical patent. Although Dr. Bath faced racism and sexism during her tenure in higher academics, she managed to break through the barriers placed before her. Bath was born in Harlem, N.Y. on November 4, 1942. ttle Known Black History Fact: Patricia Bath
Patricia Bath. Prior to Bath, no woman had served on the staff of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, headed a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology or been elected to the honorary staff of the UCLA Medical Center. Before Bath, no black person had served as a resident in ophthalmology at New York University and no black woman had ever served on staff as a surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose.
Great Black Women in History Patricia Bath Doctor Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist from New York, was living in Los Angeles when she received her first patent, becoming the first African American female doctor to patent a medical invention Patricia Bath's patent (#4,744,360) was for a method for removing cataract lenses that transformed eye surgery by using a laser device making the procedure more accurate
Sarah E. Goode (1850-1905) (this photo is NOT Mrs. Goode) was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the very first African American woman to receive a United States patent. Born in 1850, Goode was a slave. When the American Civil War ended she moved to Chicago, IL and opened a furniture store. Goode invented a folding cabinet bed which provided people who lived in small spaces to utilize their space efficiently.
59 years ago, a poor African American woman in Baltimore died of an extremely aggressive form of cancer. Unbeknown to her or her family, doctors took a sample of her cells and discovered that, unlike any other human samples, her cancerous cells thrived in laboratory conditions. These so-called immortal cells were a boon to biology, including help find a cure for polio.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta lacks is an amazing book worth reading more than once!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is now available as on of our Book Club Kits.
IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS; What a legacy this woman left us - countless medical cures made possible because of her unusual blood. True story and a great book club read.
Ida B. Wells: "African American journalist, newspaper editor...an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations."
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Post-Civil War Hairstyles | This is an amazing blog. It’s a history of hairstyles of the African Diaspora, and the stories of those who wore them. Currently focusing on Reconstruction-era figures for Black History Month, but freely flings itself across centuries and continents. Sources: [Google Cultural Institute] [Gutenberg] [Wikimedia] [NYPL] Tumblr
Ida B. Wells Barnett - Chicago Journalist, Suffragist, and Civil Rights Activist
She Would Not Be Silent, Ida B Wells [b. 1862 - d. 1931] Ida B Wells was in England in 1894 when she heard that white Southerners had put a black woman in San Antonio, Texas into a barrel with "nails driven through the sides and then rolled [it] down a hill until she died." Women in Civil Rights movements. No acts of violence on her part, and no backing down.
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Dorothy Counts, the first African American girl to attend an all-white school school, being taunted by her peers. This girl's strength ... I can't begin to imagine.
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queen: “ “ Dorothy Counts, one of the first Black girls to attend an all white high school in the United States, being jeered and taunted. ” Such a powerful photo. ”
This is a photo of the first African American girl to attend an all white school in the United States - Dorothy Counts. Being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers.
I ♥ Misty Copeland. She is curvy, African American, and first took classes at age 13 at the boys and girls club. Is there a ballet stereotype that she hasn't shattered?
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Misty Copeland. She took her first dance classes at age 13 at the Boys & Girls Club. Is there a ballet stereotype that she hasn't shattered?
Misty Copeland - American ballet dancer, - the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre...
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THIS IS CALLED 6O'CLOCK IN DANCE - GO GIRL!!! I LOST MY 6O'CLOCK
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Norman Rockwell's portrayal of Ruby Bridges, who braved unruly crowds to become the first African American child to desegregate her school in New Orleans.
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Norman Rockwell, The Problem We All Live With” (1964) is arguably the best Norman Rockwell painting ever. It shows Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old black girl, walking to school – with four guards. It is 1960 in New Orleans. It is the first time a black child is going to an all-white grade school in the American South. The picture hangs in the White House, just outside President Obama’s office. This is called courage!
The problem we all live with — by Norman Rockwell (1894–1978), depicting an incident in the American Civil Rights struggle of the early 1960s, when Ruby Bridges entered first grade on the first day of court-ordered desegregation of New Orleans, Louisiana, public schools (November 14, 1960). Originally published in Look magazine. The painting is currently displayed in the West Wing of the White House, just outside President Obama's Oval Office.
1963-1964 An example of Rockwell's more serious work is 'The Problem We All Live With', which dealt with the issue of school racial integration. The painting depicts a young African American girl, Ruby Bridges, flanked by white federal marshals, walking to school past a wall defaced by racist graffiti.
The exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, at the USC Fisher Museum of Art through Dec. 3, explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in both historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media.
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Harlem Fashion Show, 1963, by Leonard Freed. If you love vintage photos like these vist vintageblackglamour.tumblr.com. Check out the ladies in the background. Ah-mazing!
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YOU BETTA WEAR THAT Hat and attitude! 1963 Harlem Fashion Show
Gorgeous African American Women - 1950s vintage dress, lace and circle skirt, could not be more adorable! #vintage
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1950s wedding dress worn by Diahann Carroll. #retro #wedding #vintage
Gorgeous African American Women - Wedding picture of Diahann Carroll and Monte Kay. 1950s vintage dress, lace and circle skirt, could not be more adorable! #vintage
See the woman on the album cover? She appears in this same ad. I assume this ad was used in magazines targeting the african-american community.
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African American Budweiser advertisements c.1960's
white dudes been buying Black girls Buds for hellas I see... Side eye him girl!
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This is thought to be the only known photo of an African-American Union soldier with his family.
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This is thought to be the only known photo of an African American Union soldier with his family.
African American Union soldier with his family. I am a fan of the girl on the left #1863 #1864 #1865 #1860s #victoriansofcolor #civilwar
Only known photo of a family portrait of an African-American Union soldier.
Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters. c. 1865 Follow Black History Album On Twitter @blackhistoryalb
The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. ca. 1863-65 #history, black history , #american civil war
W.E.B. Du Bois Collection African American girl with braided hair, 1899 or 1900 via library of congress
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Natural since 1899... Unidentified black girl, 1899. Photographer unknown. 41n7v+RUTwL._SY300_.jpg (242×300)
“Harlem, 1970” by Anthony Barboza, in "Posing Beauty In African American Culture," curated by Deborah Willis
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1955-African-American debs make history at Willard Hotel ball
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1955-African-American debs make history at Willard Hotel ball #DCStyleSyndicate
14 Debutantes Make Historic Debut at Famous Washington's Willard Hotel - Jet Magazine, January 13, 1955 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr
Shirley Chisholm. First African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
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ZNG salutes Ms.Shirley Chisholm! #blackhistorymonth #zng #strongwoman #shirleychisholm
Today we celebrate Shirley Chisholm, who became the first Black woman elected to the US House of Representatives representing New York's 12th Congressional District in 1968. Can you guess how many Black women there are in the House now?
African-American dancer Madeline “Sahji” Jackson
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Sahji (aka. Madeleine Jackson) Beautiful vintage 30’s-era promo photo of Ms. Jackson, who was a Feature dancer at NYC’s famed ‘Cotton Club’ nightspot from 1933 to 1939.. She personalized the photo to a fellow dancer: “To Margot — You are tops as a dancer. And as a lady you are even higher. Best Wishes for your present & future happiness — Sincerely, Madeleine “Sahji” Jackson ”..
Beautiful african american vintage burlesque performer. Madeline Jackson
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The lost history of black pin-up girls (NSFW)
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Young African American women employed by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, 1938. Two of thousand of African Americans who worked in arms and munitions plants on the West Coast during World War II.
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Women working in the factories during World War II. Pictures like this make me proud to be from a working class family and a woman of color that stands by servicemen and women that protect her and her own. Cheers!
Different "rosie the riveter" than you usually see!!!! Young African American women employed by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, 1938. Two of thousand of African Americans who worked in arms and munitions plants on the West Coast during World War II.
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the six million women who worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and materiel during World War II. These women took the places of the male workers who were absent fighting in the Pacific and European theaters. Want to know more about Black History and Culture ? Visit Discover Black Heritage
The six plane factories of the Douglas Aircraft Company has been termed an industrial melting pot, since men and women of 58 national origins work side by side in pushing America's plane output. S. O. Porter, Douglas's director of personnel, recently declared that Negroes are doing an outstanding job in all plants. Luedell Mitchell and Lavada Cherry are shown in the El Segundo Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company. 1941 - 1945. National Archives Identifier 535811
First African-American Female Aviator [b. 1892 - d. 1926] Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Coleman not only thrilled audienc...
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First African-American Female Aviator [b. 1892 - d. 1926] Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Coleman not only thrilled audienc.
Bessie Coleman. The world's first female pilot of African American descent.
Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe, she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.
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Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe, she was one of the first African American film stars and was one of the first African Americans to appear on British television.
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“I don’t know if I continue even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself...