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10 African American Women Who Changed the World

Maya Angelou, Maya Angelou is an American author and poet. She has published seven autobiographies, five books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years.

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Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told By Gramps James

Famous African American Women | Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told ...

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"Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American women to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles."

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Bessie Coleman: Aviator!(Reader's Theater Script)

A Black History Moment Bessie Coleman Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

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Today in Black History, 3/15/2014 - Harriet E. “Hattie” Adams Wilson,was considered the first African American female novelist. for more info, check out today's blog!

This was controversial and not allowed to air in some countries at the time and she was cut out of the scenes or replaced. 1st African American Bond girl, Trina parks.

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This is Alice Ball, the pharmaceutical chemist who in 1919 developed a medical treatment for Leprosy and gave hope to millions.

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scienceyoucanlove: Mae C. Jemison was born on...

We salute Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. #Boomers50 #WomensHistoryMonth

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How Mary Seacole was made a saint and Florence Nightingake was smeared

Mary Seacole, Jamaican Herbalist. During Crimean War performed surgery on the frontline and established the "British Hotel" providing supplies for soldiers and quarters for sick and infirmed.

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Dr. Georgia Rooks Dwelle (1884-1977) the daughter of a slave, was the first Spelman College graduate to attend medical school ultimately graduate with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Upon moving back to Atlanta she opened the Dwelle Infirmary, which was the first general hospital for African-Americans, the first "lying-in" obstetrical hospital for African-American women.

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Carol Moseley Braun, politician and lawyer. She was the 1st & only African-American woman elected to the US Senate, the 1st African American US Senator for the Democratic Party, the 1st woman to defeat an incumbent US Senator in an election, & the 1st & only female Senator from IL. She was also the US Ambassador to New Zealand, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, and a candidate for Chicago mayor. She is a graduate of UIC and UChicago Law School.

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Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans. After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went to to live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself. She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in…

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