Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April
Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.
Dr Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray, first black woman Episcopal priest, among her many other notable accomplishments.
Willa Brown Chappell , born in 1906 . In 1938 , she became the first woman Black pilot licensed in the united states and in 1943 , the first African American Woman to possess a commercial pilot and mechanic's licence #aviationmechanic
CPT Dovey (Johnson) Roundtree, WAAC/WAC, a native of Charlotte, NC, was a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta and a protégée of the influential African American educator, Mary McLeod Bethune, when she was selected as a member of the first class of officer candidates of the WAAC in 1942. After the war, CPT Roundtree used the G.I. Bill to attend Howard University Law School. When she graduated with her law degree in 1950, there were only 83 black women lawyers in the United States.