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