Famous Black Women
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.
Obama: Star Wars or Star Trek? The President reveals which sci-fi franchise is his favorite. Live Long and Prosper!
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@BarackObama and @RealNichelle making the "Live Long And Prosper" salute. This rocks my geek heart. Love her necklace, too!
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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“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (1832-1914), the first African American mail carrier (male or female) in the United States. Just click on the tumblr link above to read her story, a testamonial of a strong woman with a big heart.
Black History Month - #Stagecoach" Mary Fields
"Stagecoach Mary (Fields)" - because of her reliability even in inclement weather - 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.
In 1775, the United States Postal Service was established and we’re highlighting Mary Fields (A.K.A. “Stagecoach Mary”). Fields was the first African-American woman mail carrier in the United States! She was the second American woman to work for USPS. Born a slave in Tennessee, Fields migrated west shortly after the Civil War. She was hired as a mail carrier in Montana in 1895. | nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #WomensHistory #MaryFields #BlackHistory #BlackWomen
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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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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
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.
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
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." https://twitter.com/NeilVenketramen
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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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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
Charlotte, North Carolina (1957) A photo of Dorothy Counts, being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. She was the first African American girl to attend an all white school in the United States. What a beautiful woman!
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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?
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Misty Copeland - American ballet dancer, the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre.
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's "The Problem We All Live With" represents Ruby Bridges being escorted to school as the first African American student to integrate in previously All White schools. Such a powerful image; I would use this only in higher grade levels.
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.
The Ultimate Black Girl Problem......“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.
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, Harlem, 1963 photo by Leonard Freed featured in the exhibit and book "Posing Beauty In African American Culture" curated by Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department at NYU.
Rip The Runway | 1963 Harlem Fashion Show, Harlem, New York, 1963 by Leonard Freed. African American Vernacular Photography via Black History Album
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!
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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Vintage wedding dress
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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Taken sometime between 1863 and 1865, this is 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
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“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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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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Cotton Club Burlesque Dancer Madeline 'Sahji' Jackson
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Cotton Club Dancer Madeline "Sahji" Jackson, omg I always wondered about black pin up
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Sahji was one of the first black dancers to rise to the top of Burlesque
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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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. [African-American women working], 1941 - 1945
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
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 in 1921 became the world’s first black woman aviator and the first American of any race or gender to earn an international pilot’s license. This was two whole years before her more famous contemporary, Amelia Earhart.
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.
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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