Mae Jemison (born October 17, 1956) American physician and NASA astronaut known for being the first black woman to travel in space.

Mae Jemison (born October American physician and NASA astronaut known for being the first black woman to travel in space.

"I WAS A SLAVE" This was Cuba. Slavery was not just in the U.S. Most places in North, Central and South America that had plantation economics relied heavily on slavery. Nor, for that matter, were all slaves from Africa. Nor were all slave holders white. Slavery is a universal curse. And it continues today.

"I WAS A SLAVE" Afro-Cuban Slave.my ancestry. Many forget that African slaves were taken to Cuban and other Caribbean and Latin American countries. Makes me sad.

First woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church and Howard University graduate (M.Div., 1985) Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie received the D.Div. at the 2000 Howard University Convocation as she served as Opening Convocation Speaker.

First woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.) Church and Howard University graduate (M., Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie received the D. at the 2000 Howard University Convocation as she served as Opening Convocation Speaker.

"I leave you love. I leave you hope. I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. I leave you a thirst for education. I leave you a respect for the use of power. I leave you faith. I leave you racial dignity. I leave you a desire to live harmoniously with your fellow men. I leave you, finally, a responsibility to our young people."  -Mary McLeod Bethune

Portrait of Mary McLeod Bethune Poster

- - Mary Bethune lifted herself from the cotton field to the White House as an adviser to the President of the United States. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was almost single-handily building Bethune-Cookman College in

Educator and suffrage activist Nannie Helen Burroughs 1909. In 1896, she helped form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW).

Nannie Helen Burroughs (born May was an African American educator, orator, religious leader, and businesswoman. She gained national recognition for her 1900 speech She founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC in

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

Dr Mildred Jefferson The first black privileged and the planned have the right to live to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Black Women In History | 23 Amazing Black History Tumblrs

23 Amazing Black History Tumblrs

Claudette Colvin (born September is a pioneer of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. On March she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the more publicized Rosa Parks incident by nine months.

Mildred Carter of Tuskegee was Alabama’s first licensed black female pilot. With 150 hours of flight time logged, Carter flew the skies in a two-plane formation with her husband, a fellow Tuskegee Airman, Herbert Carter. Known as the Tuskegee Airmen Organization’s “First Family,” the Carters were married for nearly 70 years. She passed away in October 2011.

Mildred Carter of Tuskegee was Alabama’s first licensed black female pilot. With 150 hours of flight time logged, Carter flew the skies in a two-plane formation with her husband, a fellow Tuskegee Airman, Herbert Carter. Known as the Tuskegee Airmen Organ

Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express.  The 3rd African American to head a fortune 500 company.

American Express CEO Ken Chenault shares tips on how to build a successful brand while keeping your ego in check:

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