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    The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. The women were the most powerful women in the world. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so severe, he paid tribute to this powerful Black Woman Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live."

    The Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List

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    Juanita E. Jackson Mitchell was the first black woman to graduate from the University of Maryland law school and the first Black woman to practice law in Maryland. Originally denied admission to the University in 1927, she attended Morgan State College and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after two years. With legal support from the Baltimore branch of the NAACP, which her mother headed, Mitchell was admitted when the university dropped their racial barriers.

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    Nichelle Nichols, is not an astronaut, but her role in Star Trek as Lieutenant Uhura inspired many African American women to become astronauts and astrophysicists including Mae Jemison.In 1966,"Uhura" was the first black woman cast as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired Ms Nichols as a “day worker,” but included her in almost every episode.

    Althea Gibson broke the color barrier to become the first African American woman to compete on the world tennis tour