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==== ==== Find more Informations here ==== ==== Famous Black Women Women have been breaking barriers around the world and changing the way the world functions. Women have to walk that extra mile and fight lone battles to make the world wake up and see the need for change. Like all their sisters around the world, the famous black women too had to face a tough fight to make the world notice them as a strong and capable race, rather than the weaker sex. Famous black women fought for their right to education, to earn a living and to lead a decent respectable life similar to their white counterparts. Similar to the famous fictional character in the novel, 'Gone with the Wind', there are many 'Mammy's', who have struggled to earn the position and command respect throughout the world like Condoleezza Rice, the 66th United States Secretary of State. In this article, we shall see some of the famous black women in history. Famous Black Women in History Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - A civil rights activist and World War II heroine. Ida B. Wells Barnett (1862-1931) - Educator, anti-lynching campaigner and founder of NAACP Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) - educator, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida; became the Presidential adviser and recipient of Spingarn Medal. Mary Elizabeth Bowser (1839 - date of death unknown) - A freed slave who became the Union spy during Civil War in Confederate White House Eliza Bryant (1827-1907) - She founded the Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People. Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) - A pioneer journalist and lecturer Bessie Coleman (1893-1926) - The first black woman to earn a pilot's license Mary Fields (1832?-1914) - A stagecoach driver and entrepreneur Zelma Watson George (1903-1994) - She was an Opera singer, speaker, educator and delegate to the UN Charlotte Forten Grimke (1837-1890) - She was a writer, abolitionist and educator Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) - She was a civil rights worker and founder of MS Freedom Democratic Party. Jane Edna Hunter (1882-1971) - She was a social worker, attorney and founded the Phyllis Wheatley Association of Cleveland. Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960) - She was one of the writer from the Harlem Group Mahalia Jackson (1912-1972) - She was the first Black woman who earned national acclaim for gospel music Rebecca Jackson ( 1795-1871) - She was an eldress of the Shaker sect Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) - She escaped as a slave and became an author and abolitionist Sissieretta Jones (1869-1933) - She was an international singer and a prima donna of thelate 19th century Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) - An excellent orator and Congresswoman Biddy Mason (1818-1891) - First black woman to own land in California

Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) - She was the first African-American woman to win 3 gold medals in track and field in a single Olympic Games (she ran with a sprained ankle to win the gold!) Susie King Taylor (1848-1912) - First Black nurse during the Civil War Susan McKinney Steward (1848-1918) - First African-American woman doctor in New York State Madame C.J. Walker (1867-1919) - She was an entrepreneur, who became a millionaire and was a well-known philanthropist Famous Black Women Poets Lucille Clifton Gwendolyn Brooks Sapphire Ariel Williams Holloway Georgia Douglas Johnson Audre Lorde Jessie Redmon Fauset Gwendolyn Brooks Maya Angelou Akua Lezli Hope June Jordan Phillis Wheatley Nikki Giovanni Famous Black Women Inventors Sarah Walker - She created hair-care products especially for black women Patricia Bath - the first African-American female doctor to patent a method for removing cataract lenses. This transformed eye surgery by using a laser device that has helped many blind people to see. Miriam E. Benjamin - The second black woman inventor to receive a patent for a "Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels". Madam C. J. Walker - Invented a hair growing lotion Sybilla Masters - She invented a way for cleaning and curing the Indian corn crops Dr. Betsy Ancker-Johnson - She received a patent for 'Signal Generators' Lyda D. Newman - She invented the hair brush Carol Randall - She invented the ear clips Theora Stephens - She created the pressing/curling Iron M. Toland - Inventor of float-operated circuit closer Bessie Blount Griffin - She devised a feeding apparatus to help the amputees feed themselves. Marie Brown - She got a patent for closed circuit television security system Famous Black Women Actresses Whoopi Goldberg Queen Latifa Halle Berry Raven Symon Thandie Newton Gabriel Union Angela Bassett Sanaa Lathan Pam Grier Nia Long Rhianna Tyra Banks Oprah Winfrey

Beyonce Knowles Nina Mae McKinney Fredi Washington Lena Horne Paula Abdul Donzaleigh Abernathy Khalilah Adams Nicole Alexander Tatyana Ali Aleisha Allen Mary Alice Etta Moten Barnett Yvette Nicole Brown Karyn Bryant You can read more on These are some of the famous black women who have made a major impact in the chosen field of their career. These famous black women are just some of the many women who are most notable in Black women history in America. This was brief list of African-American women who dared to dream and succeeded in realizing their dreams. ==== ==== Find more Informations here ==== ====

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