Born a slave in Jackson county Missouri, Cathay Williams was the only known female Buffalo soldier during the Civil War. She masqueraded as a man and enlists din the 38th Infantry, Company A, as William Cathay.
Princess Elizabeth Christobel Edith Bagaaya Akiiki of Toro (born 1936) is the Batebe of the Kingdom of Toro. She is a Ugandan lawyer, politician, diplomat, model and actress. She was the first female East African to be admitted to the English Bar. She is a paternal aunt of the current King of Toro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV. She briefly (February 1974 - November 1974) served as Minister of Foreign Affairs under Idi Amin.
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.