Some of the notable African American Women include Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin.

It is amazing as to how women have broken all barriers of patriarchy and have achieved quite a lot in recent times. Be it politics, sports, science, cinema or any field for that matter, women have often proved that they are no less achievers than their male counterparts. African American women, in particular, deserve a special mention for their achievements. Racial discrimination is a big challenge which many members of this community had to face years ago and it’s amazing how these women fought against all odds to achieve their dreams. Some of these individuals are role models to many girls today. Noted entrepreneur and beautician Madame C.J Walker is a woman who needs to be applauded for her efforts to make every woman beautiful. This underprivileged woman went on to introduce a range of beauty products and proved that nothing can stop a person if he/she is determined. During recent times, former American first lady Michelle Obama, model and television personality Tyra Banks, noted singer Beyonce and Tennis star Serena Williams are a few influential women, who are widely admired world over. Tyra Banks is considered one of the greatest fashion icons of recent times. Beyonce isn’t just a heartthrob for her singing skills, but is also a favorite among the youth for her gorgeous looks. We have enlisted several such great achievers belonging to the African American community just for you. Their journeys have been incredible and might just inspire you to reach for the stars.
Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
(Tennis Player)

26 September 1981

American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

American

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

American

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

American

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

American

Nina SimoneNina Simone
(Singer-songwriter, Composer)

21 February 1933

American

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

American

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
(Actress)

26 August 1993

American

Josephine BakerJosephine Baker
(Dancer)

03 June 1906

French

Issa RaeIssa Rae
(Actress)

12 January 1985

American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

American

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

American

Lena HorneLena Horne
(Singer)

30 June 1917

American

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
(Ballet Dancer)

10 September 1982

American

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

American

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
(American women's rights activist)

01 December 1797

American

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

American

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
(News Anchor)

13 October 1965

American

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
(Actress)

17 July 1935

American

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

17 October 1956

American

Tamron HallTamron Hall
(Journalist)

16 September 1970

American

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

American

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm

30 November 1924

American

Bozoma Saint JohnBozoma Saint John
(Chief Brand Officer at Uber)

21 January 1977

American

Jemele HillJemele Hill
(Journalist)

21 December 1975

American

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

01 April 1940

Kenyan

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
(Lawyer)

21 February 1936

American

Kellita SmithKellita Smith
(Model, Actress, Comedian)

15 January 1969

American

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee
(Athlete)

03 March 1962

American

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
(Singer)

27 February 1897

American

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman
(Aviator)

26 January 1892

American

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

American

Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson
(Tennis player)

25 August 1927

American

Jessica DimeJessica Dime
(Rapper)

27 January 1986

American

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
(Actress)

04 January 1972

American

Orlando BrownOrlando Brown
(Actor, Voice Actor, Singer)

04 December 1987

American

Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
(Civil Rights Activist)

23 September 1863

American

Megan BowenMegan Bowen
(YouTuber, Actress)

16 May 1989

American

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

American

Renee Elise GoldsberryRenee Elise Goldsberry
(Actress)

02 January 1971

American

Ros Gold-OnwudeRos Gold-Onwude
(Sports Reporter, Basketball Analyst)

28 April 1987

American

Josina AndersonJosina Anderson
(Journalist)

15 August 1978

American

Vanessa Lynn WilliamsVanessa Lynn Williams
(Singer, Actress, Model)

18 March 1963

American

Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams
(Actress, Singer)

1963 AD

Loretta LynchLoretta Lynch
(Former Attorney General of the United States)

21 May 1959

American

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
(Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Human rights activist)

19 May 1930

American

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
(American soprano)

10 February 1927

American

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
(Teacher, Journalist, Politician)

10 July 1875

American

Cleo LaineCleo Laine
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor)

28 October 1927

British

Marian Wright EdelmanMarian Wright Edelman
(Writer, Lawyer)

06 June 1939

American

Suzan-Lori ParksSuzan-Lori Parks
(American playwright)

10 May 1963

American

Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
(fencer)

04 December 1985

American

Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
(American olympic athlete)

15 April 1957

American

Florynce KennedyFlorynce Kennedy
(Autobiographer, Lawyer)

11 February 1916

American

Clara BrownClara Brown
(Philanthropist)
Bernice Johnson ReagonBernice Johnson Reagon
(Singer, Composer)

04 October 1942

American

Faye WattletonFaye Wattleton
(Midwife, Registered nurse, Author, News presenter)

08 July 1943

American

Alice CoachmanAlice Coachman
(American olympic athlete)

09 November 1923

American

Charlotte E. RayCharlotte E. Ray
(American lawyer)

13 January 1850

American

Josephine St. Pierre RuffinJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin
(American publisher)

31 August 1842

American

Jane BolinJane Bolin
(American judge)

11 April 1908

American

Mary Jane PattersonMary Jane Patterson
(Educator)

Vonetta FlowersVonetta Flowers
(American bobsledder)

29 October 1973

American

Amelia BoyntonAmelia Boynton
(Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

1911 AD

Mae C. JemisonMae C. Jemison
(Astronaut, Doctor)

1956 AD

Mary MahoneyMary Mahoney
(Civil Rights Activist, Women)

1845 AD

Euphemia Lofton HaynesEuphemia Lofton Haynes
(Mathematician)

1890 AD

Norma SklarekNorma Sklarek
(Architect)

1926 AD

Ella Jane FitzgeraldElla Jane Fitzgerald
(Ballad, Swing music Traditional pop music)

25 April 1917

American

Barbara BrandonBarbara Brandon
(Artist, Writer)

1958 AD

Frances E.W. HarperFrances E.W. Harper
(Poet)

1825 AD

Florence Beatrice PriceFlorence Beatrice Price
(Pianist, Songwriter)

1887 AD

Marie M. DalyMarie M. Daly
(Chemist)

1921 AD