Women of Distinction - Jessye Norman, Opera Singer Four-time Grammy Award-winning American opera singer. A true dramatic soprano, Norman is associated in particular with the roles of Aïda, Cassandre, Alceste, and Leonora in Fidelio.
Langston Hughes, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert Delany (brother of the Delaney Sisters) overlooking St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem in the 1920s. Photo via the Schomburg Center.
Sherian Grace Cadoria (b.1943) was the first African American female general in the United States Army and the highest ranking female at the time of her retirement in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women's Army Corps, she transferred to the Military Police Corps in the 1970s.