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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

Did you know that Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap were all created by an African-American Man? Dr. Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemi

Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who created Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap.

Cathy Hughes : Net Worth $460 Million. Source of wealth : As an Entrepreneur, she is the founder and CEO of Radio One. This is the largest African American owned broadcasting company in the U.S. with 70 radio stations nationwide. She also started the TV One network with other investers and aquired the Blackplanet social network website in 2008.

This audio tells the amazing story of Cathy Hughes rise to Media Mogul!

Before graduate student Mike King began using his given name, Martin Luther, before Detroit Red changed his name to Malcolm X, and before Medgar Evers joined the NAACP, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered.   He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement, but even few know his story.

Civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement.

Dr. Alexa Irene Canady became the first African American female to become a neurosurgeon in the United States.

Alexa Irene Canady had almost dropped out of college as an undergraduate, but after recovering her self-confidence she went on to qualify as the first African American woman neurosurgeon in the United States.

Rosalind G. Brewer was made the CEO and President of Sam's Club in early 2012, making her both the first woman and the first African American to be made a chief officer in the company. Her rise through the ranks is also notable — she started with the company just a few years earlier in 2006 as a company scientist and rose through the executive ranks. Pretty awesome.

Rosalind G. Brewer was made the CEO and President of Sam's Club in early making her both the first woman and the first African American to be made a chief officer in the company. Her rise through the ranks is also notable — she started with the comp

"I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live". - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Dr Mildred Jefferson The first black privileged and the planned have the right to live to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Patricia Era Bath (born November 4, 1942, Harlem, New York) is an African American and Native American ophthalmologist, inventor and academic. She has broken ground for women and African Americans in a number of areas. Prior to Bath, no woman had served on the staff of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, headed a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology or been elected to the honorary staff of the UCLA Medical Center (an honor bestowed on her after her retirement).

Patricia Bath - the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.

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.

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