Jewel S. LaFontant-MANkarious (1922-1997), A.B. Oberlin 1943, '79 hon., trustee 1981-86. She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U.S. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jewel S. LaFontant - She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court.

These young literary heroines have a lot to teach us

Sara Crewe

Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) Hermione (Harry Potter) Lucy (Chronicles of Narnia) Alice (Alice in Wonderland) Nancy (Nancy Drew) Katniss (Hunger Games) ? Sarah (A Little Princesses) ? Anne (Anne of Green Gables) Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Misty Copeland, the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)

Check out those legs! She got those ballerina killer legs. You go girl! In Misty Copeland made history by becoming the third African American female soloist and first in two decades, at American Ballet Theatre.

First African-American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Series in 1970    Actress Gail Fisher (photo taken in 1973).

I (Iris), remember watching her on the television show, "Mannix". She was the secretary, "Peggy Fair". First African-American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Series in 1970 Actress Gail Fisher (photo taken in

Quadruple Threat: Debbie Allen

"You got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs and this is where you start paying, In Sweat." Lydia Grant in Fame ~ Actress Debbie Allen

Portrait Miniature on Ivory of Thomas Jefferson's Daughter

An oil miniature with an inscription identity behind it of Harriet Hemings, daughter of Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson, niece of Martha Jefferson, half-sister of Martha Randolph.

Lenora Branch Fulani the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states receiving more votes for President in a U.S. general election than any other woman in history.

Lenora Branch Fulani the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states receiving more votes for President in a U. general election than any other woman in history. (Yeah but she was working for reactionary white people)

.... Sade... Any questions?

Helen Folasade Adu, the lead vocalist for the smooth jazz band Sade. She received an OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music.

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