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How did she die so young?? Only 35 or 36 years old. - "Dr. Georgia E.L. Patton (1864-1900), Memphis,Tn: Ex- Slave & The First Licensed Black Woman Doctor in the state of Tennessee."

How did she die so young?? Only 35 or 36 years old. - "Dr. Georgia E.L. Patton (1864-1900), Memphis,Tn: Ex- Slave & The First Licensed Black Woman Doctor in the state of Tennessee."

Actress Pat Rainey....This website is called Ladies of Harlen and it highlight a lot of African American ladies of that era.

Actress Pat Rainey....This website is called Ladies of Harlen and it highlight a lot of African American ladies of that era.

Rebecca Cole (1846-1922) 	  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cole was the second black woman to graduate from medical school (1867). She joined Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first white woman physician, in New York and taught hygiene and childcare to families in poor neighborhoods.

Rebecca Cole (1846-1922) Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cole was the second black woman to graduate from medical school (1867). She joined Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first white woman physician, in New York and taught hygiene and childcare to families in poor neighborhoods.

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Nina Mae McKinney: known as the black "Greta Garbo" she was one of the first African American actresses in the U.S. and one of the first black actresses to appear in British television

Nina Mae McKinney: known as the black "Greta Garbo" she was one of the first African American actresses in the U.S. and one of the first black actresses to appear in British television

Madame C.J. Walker 1867 - 1919  BEAUTY MAGNATE  Born Sarah Breedlove, she created a line of beauty products for African-American women, eventually employing almost 3,000 women and becoming, it is believed, the first black woman millionaire in the United States.

125 Most Influential Women

Madame C.J. Walker 1867 - 1919 BEAUTY MAGNATE Born Sarah Breedlove, she created a line of beauty products for African-American women, eventually employing almost 3,000 women and becoming, it is believed, the first black woman millionaire in the United States.

Diahann Carroll...always stunning and classy.  This picture reminds me so of Whitney Houston.

Diahann Carroll...always stunning and classy. This picture reminds me so of Whitney Houston.

Marpessa Dawn ~Repinned Via ☮Concerned Hippie Chick

Black Beauties To Know And Love: Marpessa Dawn

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey