Ursula Burns - CEO Xerox. First woman to succeed another woman and first African American woman CEO of a Fortune company and

Ursula Burns Chairman and CEO, 3 Xerox Age: 54 Residence: Norwalk, CT Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Polytechnic Institute; Master of Science, Columbia University Marital Status: Married Children: 2

Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)  "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.

(she shares my birthday - 30 Nov!) Delta Sigma Theta Soror Shirley Chisholm - "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.

When visionary scientist, educator and public policy innovator Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson received her doctorate in physics, she was one of the first two African American women to do so in the United States.

Shirley Ann Jackson - Theoretical physicist and famous black inventor. First African American women to acquire a PhD from MIT. Member of Delta Sigma Theta!

Dr. Sayde Curry was the first African American woman to become a gastroenterologist in the United States, and the only African American to train in the gastroenterology fellowship program at Duke University.

Sayde Curry was the first African American woman to become a gastroenterologist in the United States, and the only African American to train in the gastroenterology fellowship program at Duke University.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.

In Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes,became the first African American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until

Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown  was the first African American woman surgeon in the South.

Dorothy Lavinia Brown was a Bennett and Meharry alum who was the first African American woman surgeon in the South as well as the first African American woman to serve in the Tennessee state legislature.

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (8/31/1842 - 3/13/1924) was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizations into the National Association of Colored Women in 1896. She had previously founded the American Woman Suffrage Association of Boston with Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone, and was a member of several other predominantly white women's organizations. Her husband, George Lewis Ruffin, was the first African American graduate of Harvard Law School. #TodayInBlackHistory

Pierre Ruffin (August 1842 - March was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizati.

Pauli Murray, civil rights lawyer and Episcopal priest, was born in 1910. She became the first African American person to earn a doctorate at Yale Law School in 1965. Murray also co-founded the National Organization for Women. In 1977, Murray made history again when she became ordained as an Episcopal priest.

Dr Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray, first black woman Episcopal priest, among her many other notable accomplishments.

Breck Girl Donna Alexander of East Orange, New Jersey. New Jersey’s Junior Miss, 1974.     John H. Breck, Inc.

Breck Shampoo Donna Alexander, the first African-American Breck Girl 1974 ( Breck was the only shampoo that my grandmother could use on one of my aunt's hair--she fondly told me this when I brought some home when Breck relaunched some time in the

Stephanie Diana Wilson (born September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew on her first mission in space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-121, and is the second African American woman to go into space, after Mae Jemison.

Stephanie Diana Wilson (born September is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew on her first mission in space on board the Space Shuttle mission and is the second African American woman to go into space, after Mae Jemison.

Patricia Roberts Harris (b.1924) died at the age of 60 from breast cancer. Harris was in the administration of President Jimmy Carter as US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, and US Secretary of Health, Education, & Welfare (which was renamed Secretary of Health & Human Services during her tenure). She was the first African American woman to serve in the US Cabinet.

Patricia Roberts Harris - the first African-American female ambassador; first African-American female law school dean in the country (Howard University); first black female in a presidential cabinet (-Cathryn Gibbs)

John Singleton born on January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA * ♄ Saturn in ♓ Pisces Fargh Althani P.3. * ♃ Jupiter ℞ in ♌ Leo Al Jabha P.4. * ♂ Mars in ♒ Aquarius Sa'd al Su'ud P.4. * ☽ Moon in ♓ Pisces * ♀ Venus in ♏ Scorpio Al Iklil P.3. * ☿ Mercury in ♐ Sagittarius Al Balda P.1. * ☉ Sun in ♐ Sagittarius Al Na'am P.3. (Chitra Paksha's sidereal delineations)

Director Ordered to Make Domestic Violence Film

John Daniel Singleton To tie-in with the launch of the BFI’s Black Star season, presents Black Cinema Season, a celebration of black filmmaking talent both in front of and behind the camera.

Fearless Mentor Williams  Born April 20, 1882 his father named him Fearless because he looked him straight in the eyes right after he was born! The name served the honorable man well.   He had a long career with the BO Railroad He was a leader in Baltimore's African-American community and a trustee of Provident Hospital. He was also uncle to Thurgood Marshall, first African American Supreme Court Justice. He retired on June 15, 1952 with nearly 46 years of service with the BO.

Fearless Mentor Williams Born April 20, 1882 his father named him Fearless because he looked him straight in the eyes right after he was born! The name served the honorable man well. He had a long career with the BO Railroad He was a leader in Baltimore's African-American community and a trustee of Provident Hospital. He was also uncle to Thurgood Marshall, first African American Supreme Court Justice. He retired on June 15, 1952 with nearly 46 years of service with the BO.

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