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Inspirational African American Women

Women are amazing. Bottom line. Some of the biggest moves to happen in this world are thanks to inspiring women. The below ladies all made our world a little different with their inspirational touch, and I think we can all learn something from them.

Rosa Parks
The U.S. Congress called Parks “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. On December 1955, Parks refused to obey a bus driver that order she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks organized and collaborated with famous civil rights leaders Edgar Nixon and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Josephine Baker
Although born into poverty in Missouri in 1906, Baker became the first black female star. Soon after her marriage at 13 she divorced and became a cabaret dancer in the US, then later moving to Paris. She also joined the Red Cross and aided the French Resistance during the Second World War. Baker later went on to open a chateau in the Dordogne to welcome children from all over the world.
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Oprah Winfrey
The Queen of TV actually came from a poor background and struggled throughout her childhood. Including the famous The Oprah Winfrey Show and her own production company, Winfrey has made huge movements in the show biz. She was the richest African American person of the 20th century, and became the first black female multi-millionaire to cement her place among the exalted black women who have changed history.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mae Jemison

Before joining NASA, Jemison was a physician who volunteered with the Peace Corps. She later was able to achieve the title of being the first black woman to go into space. Jemison has since founded the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for excellence, which brings science education to children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 There are so many amazing and admirable African American ladies that have changed the world, the list could just go on and on. Who is your most inspirational African American icon?


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