Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.
Ruby Nell Bridges Hall is known as the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. She attended William Frantz Elementary School at 3811 North Galvez Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
The First Black Cover Girl: Donyale Luna! Donyale Luna (January 1945 - May The first notable African American fashion model and the first black cover girl. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the title role in Salome.
Augusta Savage (Feb 1892 – March was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher and her studio was important to the careers of a rising generation of artists who would become nationally known.
Bessie Coleman: The first African-American woman pilot is highlighted in Kate Schatz's new book Rad American Women A-Z. In addition to this star aviator, Rad American Women features an awesome list of real-life women you can dress up as for Halloween.
Interesting Lloyd Gaines vanished in March 3 months before he won a US supreme court decision (Gaines v. Canada) mandating the state of Missouri admit him into Law school or build a separate but equal school for blacks.