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Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who refused to obey a bus driver's order that she give up her sit for a white passenger. Through her brave civil disobedience actions, she became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

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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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from HubPages

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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from Mymcbooks's Blog

Mymcbooks Celebrates Black History Month 2012

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) 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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"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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from Mail Online

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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Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Coleman became a role model for women and African Americans....

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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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LOUISE BEAVERS (1902 - 1962) an African-American film and television actress. Beavers appeared in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1930s, most often in the role of a maid, servant, or slave. Wikipedia

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Sojourner Truth - abolitionist and advocate of woman suffrage. Famous for her speech, "Ain't I a Woman."

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