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The ever gorgeous, ever talented....Angela Bassett. Harper's Bazaar, 1992.

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Sissy Spacek by Annie Leibovitz

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Oseola McCarty a cleaning lady who from working all her life accumulated great savings, donated to the University of Southern Mississippi $150,000 for a student scholarship program. www.fundraisingip...

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The mighty Grace Jones.

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Mary J Blige

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Sojourner Truth bought and sold four times…ran away in 1827..successfully sued for the return of her five-year-old son …with the help of a friend she published her life and beliefs in 1850 in the Narrative of Sojourner Truth, which brought national recognition…gave her most famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” at woman’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio,1851, where all other speakers were men.

Sojourner Truth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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RIP to the legendary comedian, Joan Rivers. Take a look back at the Queen of Laughter's most stylish moments.

Joan Rivers: A Life in Stylish Pictures

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Ruth Ellis. She came out as a lesbian around 1915, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1919, at a time when fewer than seven percent of African Americans graduated from secondary school. In the 1920s, she met the only woman she ever lived with, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin. Their house was a central location for gay and lesbian parties, and also served as a refuge for African American gays and lesbians. Throughout her life, Ellis advocated for gays & lesbians, & for African Americans.

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Angela Bassett - one of the best African American female actresses to date and can throw down like any dude. Wish she was involved in more action movies.

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Gabby Douglas

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LaWanda Page - b. October 19, 1920 American actress and comedienne. Also better known as Aunt Esther of Sanford and Son, sucka!

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In 1865, Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, a former slave, became the first black to speak in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. His sermon was delivered on Sunday, February 12, 1865 within days of Congress's adoption of the 13th Amendment banning slavery. A number of Republican leaders thought the occasion merited a public religious service to commemorate the event. They extended the invitation to Rev. Garnet. His sermon titled, “Let the Monster Perish,” appears in the link. ~Via Patsy Bocook

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Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser (January 29, 1850 - April 1933), the first African American to graduate from Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1876, one of the first African American Women to earn a medical degree.

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Euzhan Palcy - the first black woman to direct a Hollywood feature film.

Euzhan Palcy - IMDb

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Coretta

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This was the first black woman to play the lead in a television show

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Meet Josephine Holloway, one of the first African American Girl Scout troop leaders who lobbied for the Girl Scouts to include African Americans.

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Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown was the first African American woman surgeon in the South.

Changing the Face of Medicine | Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown

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The first black Catholic bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers, as pictured in the 7 May issue of Jet Magazine, United States, 1953, photograph by David Jackson.

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Vinnette Carroll (born March 11, 1922) was the first Black woman to direct on Broadway. Before pursuing an acting career she worked as a clinical psychologist.

Vinnette Carroll » I For Color

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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977) Picture taken in 1964 Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Photo credit: Library of Congress

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"I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself." Shirley Chisholm 1968

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Janet Jackson www.starer.ru/...

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Janet Jackson.....

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