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.
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.