Famous Black Women
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Barack Obama flashing the Vulcan salute with the original Lieutenant Uhura. (via Digg)
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Live long and prosper via @Barack Obama ~ President Obama & Nichelle Nichols ~ "Uhura" on #StarTrek ... very cool :-)
President Obama and Lt Uhura - Nichell Nichols
President Obama & Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura Pose Together Giving the Vulcan Salute. How rad. I would love to meet Nichelle Nichols and geek out with her!
Live long and prosper: Barack Obama and Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura on the original Star Trek.
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
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. Must read amazing true story based in Balto.
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Senior Book Club: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; Thursday May 16, 2013 - 10:30 AM at Howell Township Public Library.
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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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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This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the U.S. - Dorothy Counts - being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. But I love her face, strong, wish all women could see this picture.
Dorothy Counts, the first African American girl to attend an all-white school. Dorothy Counts (born 1942) was one of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School, in Charlotte, North Carolina. After four days of harassment that threatened her safety, her parents forced her to withdraw from the scho
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 (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre...
Misty Copeland and those legs!! Fitspiration, at the same time, delicate.
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?
THIS IS CALLED 6O'CLOCK IN DANCE - GO GIRL!!! I LOST MY 6O'CLOCK
Misty Copeland – Beautiful Women
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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The Norman Rockwell print titled "The Problem We All Live With" features a small, black girl walking between four very tall men. The little girl was Ruby Nell Bridges, the first black student to attend a white school in New Orleans, in 1960.
On November 14, 1960, a six-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges made history. Flanked by armed federal marshals, she braved angry mobs of people and did the unthinkable in New Orleans at the time … she was the first African-American child to integrate one of the area’s all-white schools. Three years later, Norman Rockwell painted her story for Look in a work that would become an iconic piece of American art.
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.
Norman-Rockwell-The Problem-We-All-Live-With 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.
Norman Rockwell did this picture and I fell in love with his work. The picture of our sister in arms Ruby Bridges. She was six years old when she became the first African American child to go to a formerly white school in New Orleans by order of the US government. Her story is our history. Only one white teacher would teach her for a whole year, and that teacher was fired. We owe our sister a vote of thanks. Read whatever you can about this brave child.
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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Rip The Runway | 1963 Harlem Fashion Show, Harlem, New York, 1963 by Leonard Freed. African American Vernacular Photography via Black History Album
A Harlem fashion show, 1963. Photo by Leonard Freed #vintage #photography
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Gorgeous African American Women - 1950s vintage dress, lace and circle skirt, could not be more adorable! #vintage
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This is timeless!!! Vintage wedding dress is a do!
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!
This is thought to be the only known photo of an African-American Union soldier with his family.
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Taken sometime between 1863 and 1865, this is the only known photo of an African American Union Soldier with his family.
The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. ca. 1863-65 #history, black history , #american civil war
African American civil war soldier in a family portrait
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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Harlem, 1970 by Anthony Barboza
1955-African-American debs make history at Willard Hotel ball
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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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Celebrate Women's History Month! Shirley Chisholm, first African American elected to US Congress and first African American candidate and (for major party) to run for president. http://www.greatwomen.org/women-of-the-hall/search-the-hall/details/2/38-Chisholm
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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African American Pinup girl 1930/40s?
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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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1920s african american women's fashion -
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The fabulous fashion & style of the Harlem Renaissance [1920s]
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African-American Flapper, 1920
Jazz Age Black Beauty by Black History Album, via Flickr
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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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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.
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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...
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Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.
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.
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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Delta Sigma Theta Founders
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Delta Sigma Theta Founders I said my sorors my sweet sorors!
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DST FOUNDERS: Osceola McCarthy Adams, Marguerite Young Alexander, Winona Cargile Alexander, Ethel Cuff Black, Bertha Pitts Campbell, Zephyr Chisolm Carter, Edna Brown Coleman, Jessie McGuire Dent, Frederica Chase Dodd, Myra Davis Hemmings, Olive C. Jones, Jimmie Bugg Middleton, Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, Vashti Turley Murphy, Naomi Sewell Richardson, Mamie Reddy Rose, Eliza Pearl Shippen, Florence Letcher Toms, Ethel Carr Watson, Wertie Blackwell Weaver, Madree Penn White, and Edith Motte Young.
Delta Sigma Theta 1913 My illustrious founders!
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Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 1913
“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...