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Addie L. Wyatt ~ Union Leader / Civil Rights Activist. Worked meatpacking line after turned down for clerical position due to race. 1953 became VP of her Union's Chicago Branch & then President of Int'l Amalgamated Meet Cutters, First Black Woman Pres. of an int'l Union. Appointed to the Labor Legislation Committee by Pres. Roosevelt. Founder of Coalition of Labor Union Women & co-founder of Nat'l Org of Women. 1st black women Person of the Year by Time Magazine. ~Via Eva Williams

Addie L. Wyatt ~ Union Leader / Civil Rights Activist. Worked meatpacking line after turned down for clerical position due to race. 1953 became VP of her Union's Chicago Branch & then President of Int'l Amalgamated Meet Cutters, First Black Woman Pres. of an int'l Union. Appointed to the Labor Legislation Committee by Pres. Roosevelt. Founder of Coalition of Labor Union Women & co-founder of Nat'l Org of Women. 1st black women Person of the Year by Time Magazine. ~Via Eva Williams

Members of the Watford Womens Home Defense Unit practice their aim on the rifle range, as other members wait their turn to shoot in 1942 (left). This unit was composed mainly of business and professional women who took the rifle instruction during their leisure time.

28 Badass Historic Pictures Of Women During WWII

Members of the Watford Womens Home Defense Unit practice their aim on the rifle range, as other members wait their turn to shoot in 1942 (left). This unit was composed mainly of business and professional women who took the rifle instruction during their leisure time.

Linda Brown (brown vs. board of education)

Linda Brown (brown vs. board of education)

Dr. Alexa Canady became the first african american woman neurosurgeon in 1981.

Dr. Alexa Canady became the first african american woman neurosurgeon in 1981.

History made as 43 Nigerian students shatter records at Howard University

History made as 43 Nigerian students shatter records at Howard University

Amanda Berry Smith was born enslaved January 23, 1837. Smith became well known for her beautiful voice and evangelized throughout the South and the West. In 1876, she was invited to speak and sing in England and ended up staying for a year and a half conducting religious services. After her return to the United States, she founded the Amanda Smith Orphan’s Home for African American children in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

Amanda Berry Smith was born enslaved January 23, 1837. Smith became well known for her beautiful voice and evangelized throughout the South and the West. In 1876, she was invited to speak and sing in England and ended up staying for a year and a half conducting religious services. After her return to the United States, she founded the Amanda Smith Orphan’s Home for African American children in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

Little known black history fact #21. Elbert Frank Cox became the first Black to hold a doctorate degree in mathematics. He achieved the degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1925.

Little known black history fact #21. Elbert Frank Cox became the first Black to hold a doctorate degree in mathematics. He achieved the degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1925.

Sarah Gammon Bickford (December 25, 1855 - March 22, 1931) left her native North Carolina for Montana at the age of 15. After having been widowed, she married rancher and water company owner Stephen Bickford. When he died in 1900 she continued to operate the water company until her death in 1931, possibly the only African American woman to ever hold such a position. #TodayInBlackHistory

Sarah Gammon Bickford (December 25, 1855 - March 22, 1931) left her native North Carolina for Montana at the age of 15. After having been widowed, she married rancher and water company owner Stephen Bickford. When he died in 1900 she continued to operate the water company until her death in 1931, possibly the only African American woman to ever hold such a position. #TodayInBlackHistory

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

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

Charlotte Ray   February 27, 1872 Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard Law School. She is the first African American lawyer in the U.S.

Charlotte Ray February 27, 1872 Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard Law School. She is the first African American lawyer in the U.S.

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