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.
Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

24 October 2005

Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S

American

Aquarius

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

Cleveland

American

Leo

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
(Ballet Dancer)

10 September 1982

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

American

Virgo

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
(Tennis Player)

26 September 1981

Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A

American

Libra

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

American

Aries

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

10 March 1913

Maryland, USA

American

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

American

Aries

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
(Actress)

26 August 1993

Harvey, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Tamron HallTamron Hall
(Journalist)

16 September 1970

Luling, Texas, United States

American

Virgo

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

Lorain, Ohio

American

Aquarius

Kellita SmithKellita Smith
(Model, Actress, Comedian)

15 January 1969

Oakland, California, USA

American

Capricorn

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
(News Anchor)

13 October 1965

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American

Libra

Josephine BakerJosephine Baker
(Dancer)

03 June 1906

12 April 1975

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S

French

Gemini

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

Tylertown

American

Virgo

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
(American women's rights activist)

01 December 1797

26 November 1883

Swartekill, New York

American

Sagittarius

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

Eatonton

American

Aquarius

Lena HorneLena Horne
(Singer)

30 June 1917

09 May 2010

Bedford-Stuyvesant

American

Cancer

Jemele HillJemele Hill
(Journalist)

21 December 1975

Detroit, Michigan, United States

American

Sagittarius

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

28 January 1960

Notasulga

American

Capricorn

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

08 September 1965

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

01 April 1940

25 September 2011

Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District, Kenya

Kenyan

Aries

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
(Actress)

17 July 1935

The Bronx, New York

American

Cancer

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

17 October 1956

Decatur

American

Libra

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

17 November 1992

Harlem, New York City

American

Aquarius

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm

30 November 1924

01 January 2005

Brooklyn

American

Sagittarius

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

12 November 1994

Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee

American

Cancer

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
(Singer)

27 February 1897

08 April 1993

Philadelphia

American

Pisces

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
(Lawyer)

21 February 1936

17 January 1996

Houston

American

Pisces

Jackie Joyner-KerseeJackie Joyner-Kersee
(Athlete)

03 March 1962

East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

American

Pisces

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

03 December 2000

Topeka

American

Gemini

Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson
(Tennis player)

25 August 1927

28 September 2003

Clarendon County

American

Virgo

Issa RaeIssa Rae
(Actress)

12 January 1985

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Capricorn

Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
(Civil Rights Activist)

23 September 1863

24 July 1954

Memphis

American

Virgo

Renee Elise GoldsberryRenee Elise Goldsberry
(Actress)

02 January 1971

San Jose, California, United States

American

Capricorn

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

18 March 1963

Tarrytown

American

Pisces

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

19 October 1979

Memphis

American

Virgo

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman
(Aviator)

26 January 1892

30 April 1926

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

American

Aquarius

Josina AndersonJosina Anderson
(Journalist)

15 August 1978

Washington, D.C.; United States

American

Leo

Megan BowenMegan Bowen
(YouTuber, Actress)

16 May 1989

Illinois, USA

American

Taurus

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
(Actress)

04 January 1972

Corsicana, Texas

American

Capricorn

Nina SimoneNina Simone
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Pianist, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Singer)

21 February 1933

21 April 2003

Tryon

American

Pisces

Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Conductor, Bandleader, Jazz musician, Singer)

25 April 1917

15 June 1996

Newport News

American

Taurus

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

21 May 1959

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

American

Taurus

Della ReeseDella Reese
(Singer, Television Actress, Television Host)

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
(American soprano)

10 February 1927

Laurel, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

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

19 May 1930

12 January 1965

Chicago

American

Taurus

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

10 July 1875

18 May 1955

Mayesville

American

Cancer

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

28 October 1927

Middlesex

British

Scorpio

Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams
(Actress, Singer)

1963 AD

Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
(American olympic athlete)

15 April 1957

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

American

Aries

Suzan-Lori ParksSuzan-Lori Parks
(American playwright)

10 May 1963

Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States

American

Taurus

Marian Wright EdelmanMarian Wright Edelman
(Writer, Lawyer)

06 June 1939

Bennettsville

American

Gemini

Bernice Johnson ReagonBernice Johnson Reagon
(Singer, Composer)

04 October 1942

Dougherty County, Georgia United States

American

Libra

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

08 July 1943

St. Louis

American

Cancer

Florynce KennedyFlorynce Kennedy
(Autobiographer, Lawyer)

11 February 1916

22 December 2000

Kansas City

American

Aquarius

Clara BrownClara Brown
(Philanthropist)

1885 AD

Alice CoachmanAlice Coachman
(American olympic athlete)

09 November 1923

14 July 2014

Albany, Georgia, United States

American

Scorpio

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

31 August 1842

13 March 1924

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Virgo

Charlotte E. RayCharlotte E. Ray
(American lawyer)

13 January 1850

04 January 1911

New York City, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

Amelia BoyntonAmelia Boynton
(Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

1911 AD

2015 AD

Mary Jane PattersonMary Jane Patterson
(Educator)

1894 AD

Jane BolinJane Bolin
(American judge)

11 April 1908

08 January 2007

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

American

Aries

Vonetta FlowersVonetta Flowers
(American bobsledder)

29 October 1973

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

American

Scorpio

Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
(fencer)

04 December 1985

Maplewood

American

Sagittarius

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

1956 AD

Mary MahoneyMary Mahoney
(Civil Rights Activist, Women)

1845 AD

1926 AD

Florence Beatrice PriceFlorence Beatrice Price
(Pianist, Songwriter)

1887 AD

1953 AD

Barbara BrandonBarbara Brandon
(Artist, Writer)

1958 AD

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

25 April 1917

15 June 1996

Newport News, Virginia

American

Taurus

Marie M. DalyMarie M. Daly
(Chemist)

1921 AD

2003 AD

Norma SklarekNorma Sklarek
(Architect)

1926 AD

2012 AD

Euphemia Lofton HaynesEuphemia Lofton Haynes
(Mathematician)

1890 AD

1980 AD

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

1825 AD

1911 AD

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